Date & Time: May 23, 1948
Type of aircraft:
Handley Page H.P.70 Halifax VIII
Landing (descent or approach)
Valencia - Bovingdon
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
On approach to RAF Bovingdon, the aircraft became unstable and the captain was forced to attempt an emergency landing. The aircraft crash landed in a field located in Studham, about 11 km north of the airbase. While all five occupants were unhurt, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair. It was completing a cargo flight from Valencia, Spain, with a load of apricots.
It is believed that the loss of control on approach was caused by the cargo that shifted, causing the CofG to move, necessitating an emergency landing.