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Last updated: 25 September 2021
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Datum:Dienstag 28 März 1933
Zeit:14:30
Flugzeugtyp:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy II
Fluggesellschaft:Imperial Airways
Kennzeichen: G-AACI
Werknummer: AW.363
Baujahr: 1928
Triebwerk: 3 Armstrong Siddeley Jaguar IVA
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 12 / Insassen: 12
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 15 / Insassen: 15
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Diksmuide (   Belgien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Brussel-Haren Airport, Belgien
Flug nach:London-Croydon Airport (-/-), Großbritannien
Unfallbericht:
Aircraft, named "City of Liverpool" crashed after in-flight fire. After the fire started, the pilot tried to make an emergency landing. As it descended from 2000ft, it was seen trailing smoke from the tail section, at about 200ft it broke in two and crashed.
The precise cause of the fire could not established. The investigators narrowed the cause down to the firing of some combustible substance, either accidentally by a passenger or crew member or through vibration or some other natural occurrence, or deliberately by bombing.
It was thought that a fire in the lavatory of plane was caused by passenger Dr. Albert Voss, a dentist from Manchester, who supposedly attempted to commit suicide. He jumped from the plane before it crashed.



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Distance from Brussel-Haren Airport to London-Croydon Airport as the crow flies is 319 km (199 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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