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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 24 August 1924
Time:11:30
Type:Farman F.61 Goliath
Operator:SGTA - Société Générale des Transports Aériens
Registration: F-ADFP
C/n / msn: 41
First flight: 1921
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Amsterdam-Schiphol Municipal Airport (AMS) (   Netherlands)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Amsterdam-Schiphol Municipal Airport (AMS/EHAM), Netherlands
Destination airport:Brussel-Haren Airport, Belgium
Narrative:
One of the Goliath's two engines lost power following the failure of a piston rod shortly after takeoff from Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport, the Netherlands.
A forced landing was carried out during which the airplane ran through a ditch.

Sources:
» Le Farman «Goliath» / par Gérard Hartmann
» Opsomming van de bekende ongevallen en incidenten in 1924 / H. Dekker
» Algemeen Handelsblad 24 Aug 1924


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Distance from Amsterdam-Schiphol Municipal Airport to Brussel-Haren Airport as the crow flies is 159 km (100 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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