Loss of control Accident Armstrong Whitworth AW.27 Ensign I G-ADSZ, Thursday 23 May 1940
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Date:Thursday 23 May 1940
Type:Silhouette image of generic aw27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Armstrong Whitworth AW.27 Ensign I
Owner/operator:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Registration: G-ADSZ
MSN: AW.1164
Year of manufacture:1935
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Merville Airport (HZB) -   France
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Aircraft was on an international scheduled flight when over France, it was fired by German fighter. Crew diverted to Merville-Calonne Airport but on final approach, aircraft stalled and crashed in flames in a field. Occupant fate unknown.


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