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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 7 April 1942
Type:de Havilland DH.91 Albatross
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: AX904
C/n / msn: 6801
First flight: 1937
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Reykjavík Domestic Airport (RKV) (   Iceland)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Reykjavík Domestic Airport (RKV/BIRK), Iceland
Narrative:
The transport aircraft, impressed into Royal Air Force Service from BOAC on 1.9.40, was operated by the 271 Squadron.
It was destroyed when the landing gear collapsed on landing at Reykjavik, Iceland.

Sources:
» Jackson, A. J. (1987). De Havilland aircraft since 1909. Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-896-4
» Jackson, A. J. (1973). British Civil Aircraft since 1919, Volume 2 (2nd edition ed.). Putnam. ISBN 0-370-10010-7


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