Date & Time: Aug 10, 1936 at 0200 LT
Type of aircraft:
Vickers Vellox
Operator:
Registration:
G-ABKY
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Flight Type:
Postal (mail)
Survivors:
No
Site:
City
Schedule:
Croydon – Paris
MSN:
1
YOM:
1934
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
4
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Croydon Airport, while in initial climb by night on a mail flight to Paris-Le Bourget Airport, the twin engine aircraft crashed in flames in a garden located in Hillside Gardens, less than a km from the airport. All four occupants were killed and the aircraft was totally destroyed.