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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 18 August 1926
Time:14:30
Type:Blériot 155
Operator:Air Union
Registration: F-AIEB
C/n / msn: 2
First flight: 1926
Total airframe hrs:47
Engines: 4 Renault 8Fg
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Hurst, near Ashford, Kent (   United Kingdom)
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 in adverse weather conditions. When passing over some farm buildings, the airplane collided with the roof of a barn and crashed into some hayricks.
There were two crew members and thirteen passengers on board. Two passengers and both crew members were killed.

Sources:
» Kent & Sussex History Forum
» The Times, 20 August 1926
» Flight International magazine.


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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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