Date & Time: Oct 10, 1939
Type of aircraft:
Bristol 130 Bombay
Operator:
Registration:
L5818
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Training
Survivors:
Yes
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While performing a training flight, crew lost his orientation in poor weather conditions. Pilot was unable to determine his exact position and decided to reduce altitude and attempted to make an emergency landing in a field. On touch down, the bomber lost its undercarriage and came to rest in a stream. All three crewmen were unhurt while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Crew lost his orientation.