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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 22 April 1931
Type:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy II
Operator:Imperial Airways
Registration: G-AACH
C/n / msn: AW.362
First flight: 1928
Engines: 3 Armstrong Siddeley Jaguar IVA
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:London-Croydon Airport (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:London-Croydon Airport (-/-), United Kingdom
Destination airport:London-Croydon Airport (-/-), United Kingdom
Narrative:
Argosy II "City of Edinburgh" crashed and burnt out during a training flight.
The starboard (no.3) engine quit and the aircraft hit the airport perimeter fence. A fire broke out but the pilot was able to jump to safety.

Sources:
» British Civil Aircraft Registers 1919-1999 / Compiled by Michael Austen - Air Britain (Historians) Ltd 1999 (ISBN 0 85130 281 5)
» World Airliner Crashes/Terry Denham
» Piloot & Vliegtuig maart 2017


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