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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 14 May 1923
Time:13:43
Type:Farman F.60 Goliath
Operator:Air Union (France)
Registration: F-AEBY
C/n / msn: 15
First flight: 1922
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Monsures, Somme (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Paris-Le Bourget Airport (LBG/LFPB), France
Destination airport:London-Croydon Airport (-/-), United Kingdom
Narrative:
Crashed following an in-flight failure (loss) of a wing. It crashed and was consumed in the fire that followed.

Classification:
Wing failure
Loss of control

Sources:
» Wikipedia - Farman F.60 Goliath
» Le Farman «Goliath» / par Gérard Hartmann


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Distance from Paris-Le Bourget Airport to London-Croydon Airport as the crow flies is 319 km (200 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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