Incident De Havilland DH.91 Albatross G-AFDI, Tuesday 17 January 1939
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Date:Tuesday 17 January 1939
Type:De Havilland DH.91 Albatross
Owner/operator:Imperial Airways Ltd (G-INFO)
Registration: G-AFDI
MSN: 6802
Year of manufacture:1938
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Croydon Airport (EGCR), South London, -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Croydon Airport (EGCR), South London, UK
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The aircraft (named Frobisher) collapsed onto its belly and fractured both wings outboard of the engines when taxiing to its hardstanding from the soft the rain sodden grass airfield, when the undercarriage legs folded back when they hit the concrete edge of the airport terminal apron. The aircraft was subsequently repaired and returned to service.

G-AFDI :- first flight, June 1938 ~ To A&AEE Martlesham Heath for trials, 22.6.38 ~ To Imperial Airways Ltd, 28th June 1938, named Frobisher ~ To British Overseas Airways Corporation, 22nd August 1940 ~ Destroyed Bristol-Whitchurch Airfield, England, 19th October 1940

Aeroplane Monthly November 1975 'D.H.91 Albatross Airliner' (P. 538-543)

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

20 December 1940 G-AFDI British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC 0 Bristol-Whitchurch Airport w/o

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02-Sep-2020 13:59 Peter Clarke Added

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