Date & Time: Jun 17, 1929 at 1130 LT
Type of aircraft:
Handley Page H.P.30
Operator:
Registration:
G-EBMT
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Croydon – Paris – Basel – Zurich
MSN:
W.10/4
YOM:
1925
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
11
Pax fatalities:
7
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
While overflying the Channel at an altitude of 3,000 feet, right engine failed. Pilot attempted to return to England but some three miles off Dungeness, as he was unable to maintain a safe altitude, he ditch the aircraft. Both crew and four passengers escaped and were slightly injured while all seven other occupants were killed.
Crew:
Rudolf Paul David Brailli, pilot,
Nigel Robert Barnett, engineer.
Probable cause:
Right engine stopped following the failure of the fourth connecting rod due to fatigue.
Final Report:
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