Accident Handley Page O/400 G-EAMA, Tuesday 14 December 1920
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Date:Tuesday 14 December 1920
Type:Silhouette image of generic hpto model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Handley Page O/400
Owner/operator:Handley Page Transport
Registration: G-EAMA
MSN: HP-25
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Golders Green -   United Kingdom
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:London-Cricklewood Aerodrome
Destination airport:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB)
A Handley Page O/400, operated by Handley Page Transport, was damaged beyond repair in the first fatal commercial aviation disaster.
The aircraft operated on a scheduled service from London's Cricklewood Aerodrome in the United Kingdom, to Paris, France. On board were six passengers and two crew members.
Visibility was limited due to fog as the aircraft took off. It gained insufficient height, struck trees and crashed. The aircraft caught fire, killing 4 of the 8 passengers and crew.


Early Aviation Disasters / D. Gero, 2011



photo (c) unknown; unknown; November 1920

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