Date & Time: May 30, 1947 at 1200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Handley Page H.P.70 Halifax VIII
Landing (descent or approach)
London – Barcelona
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew was performing a cargo flight from London-Gatwick to Barcelona. After touchdown, the four engine aircraft was unable to stop within the remaining distance. It overran, lost its undercarriage, went through a fence, slid for several yards and lost its both left engines before coming to rest. All four crew members were unhurt while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It is believed that the landing was completed with an excessive speed.