ASN Aircraft accident Handley Page HP.42E AS981 Moresby Park, Cumberland
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Date:Wednesday 7 August 1940
Type:Silhouette image of generic hph4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Handley Page HP.42E
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: AS981
MSN: HP.42/4
First flight: 1931-09-11 (8 years 11 months)
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Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Moresby Park, Cumberland (   United Kingdom)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Made a forced landing in the Dissington Moor after an engine fire which spread to the airframe causing the ammunition to explode and burned out. Ex G-AAUC "Horsa" Imperial Airways, impressed by RAF.

Classification:
Engine fire
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» Air International


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