Accident de Havilland DH.86 Express G-ACVZ, Tuesday 16 March 1937
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Date:Tuesday 16 March 1937
Type:de Havilland DH.86 Express
Owner/operator:Imperial Airways
Registration: G-ACVZ
MSN: 2303
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Elsdorf -   Germany
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:London-Croydon Airport (-/-)
Destination airport:Köln-Butzweilerhof Airfield
The DH.86 Express departed Croydon on a passenger and mail flight to Cologne, Germany. Departure was delayed from 19:00 hours to 21:30 because the pilot had to wait for the weather forecast.
Last contact was near Hasselt, Belgium at 23:18 hours. The wreckage was later found to have crashed in the woods near Elsdorf, Germany. The victims' watches had stopped at 00.24. Two of the engines lay at the foot of a large elm tree that had been broken in two places by the impact.


The Times 17 March 1937
De Havilland full production list
Commons Sitting of 16 March 1937 Series 5 Vol. 321


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