Date & Time: Oct 6, 1940
Operator:
Registration:
G-AFDL
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Croydon – Whitchurch
MSN:
6805
YOM:
1939
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
7
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The aircraft was performing a regular schedule flight to the RAF Whitchurch, south of Bristol. While on approach, the crew encountered engine problems and attempted to make an emergency landing in a field located in Pucklechurch, northeast of the airport. Just prior touch down, the four engine aircraft hit a house and crashed in a field. All twelve occupants were uninjured while the aircraft christened 'Fingal' was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
All four engines failed on approach after a fuel line ruptured.