Date & Time: Dec 21, 1940
Operator:
Registration:
L7865
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Military
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Desert
Country:
Egypt
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a flight to Berka when an engine failed en route, forcing the pilot to reduce his altitude and to attempt an emergency landing. The aircraft crash landed and came to rest in flames in a desert area located 30 miles southeast of Sidi Barrani. The aircraft was wrecked while all crew members were rescued.
Probable cause:
Engine failure.