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Last updated: 27 October 2021
Date:Friday 1 March 1940
Type:Handley Page HP.42E
Operator:Imperial Airways
Registration: G-AAGX
MSN: HP.42/1
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:55 km (34.4 mls) off Dibba, Oman [Gulf of Oman] (   Indian Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Jiwani Airport (JIW/OPJI), Pakistan
Destination airport:Sharjah Airport (SHJ/OMSJ), United Arab Emirates
The Handley Page HP.42E named "Hannibal" went missing over the Gulf of Oman with four crew and four passengers on board.
Wreckage washed up on the Iranian coast at Ras al Kuh, about 25 miles east of Jask.

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photo of Handley-Page-HP-42E-G-AAGX
accident date: 01-03-1940
type: Handley Page HP.42E
registration: G-AAGX

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Jiwani Airport to Sharjah Airport as the crow flies is 629 km (393 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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