Accident Handley Page Halifax C.8 G-AITC, Friday 20 January 1950
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Date:Friday 20 January 1950
Time:22:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic hlfx model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Handley Page Halifax C.8
Owner/operator:World Air Freight
Registration: G-AITC
MSN: 1382
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Brindisi Airport (BDS) -   Italy
Phase: En route
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:18:40
Destination airport:Tehran via Nicosia
Narrative:
Fuel exhaustion en route to Tehran with a cargo of six and a half tons of cloth. Not able to reach the intended intermediate stop at Nicosia. The emergency landing at Brindisi at night ended up in a crash-landing. The six occupants and the cargo remained unharmed.

Sources:

La Stampa (La Nueva Stampa) 21 January 1950, p5
WDAC
Accident 10 June 1949: National Archives (PRO Kew) File BT 217/2526 -
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C576680

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