Aircraft Crashes Record Office
Bureau d'Archives des Accidents Aéronautiques

Accident description
   
     
Date & Time
 
20JUN1939
Type of Aircraft
 
Operator
 
British American Air Services
Registration
 
G-AERE
Location
 
Forest in Teesdale
   
Flight number
   
Schedule
 
Heston - Newcastle
 
Construction number
 
6355
Year of manufacture
 
1937
     
Crew on board
 
2
Pax on board
 
1
Crew fatalities
 
2
Pax fatalities
 
1
Other fatalities
 
0
Total fatalities
 
3

Circumstances
 
While cruising in bad weather conditions, crew did not realise he was flying too low. Aircraft hit Mt Dora's Seat located near Middleton, killing all three occupants, a passenger, a pilot and a radionavigator. Visibility was low due to mist.
Causes
 


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