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Accident description
Last updated: 24 March 2018
Date:Saturday 2 October 1926
Type:Blériot 155
Operator:Air Union
Registration: F-AICQ
C/n / msn: 1
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Leigh, 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
The "Clément Ader" crashed while attempting an emergency landing, due an engine fire, at Penhurst Airfield. The wreckage was consumed by fire.


Forced landing outside airport

» October 1926 Air Union Blériot 155 Crash


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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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