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Last updated: 21 September 2021
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Datum:dinsdag 28 maart 1933
Tijd:14:30
Type:Armstrong Whitworth Argosy II
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Imperial Airways
Registratie: G-AACI
Constructienummer: AW.363
Bouwjaar: 1928
Motoren: 3 Armstrong Siddeley Jaguar IVA
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 12 / inzittenden: 12
Totaal:slachtoffers: 15 / inzittenden: 15
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Diksmuide (   BelgiŽ)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Brussel-Haren Airport, BelgiŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:London-Croydon Airport (-/-), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Beschrijving:
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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Brussel-Haren Airport en London-Croydon Airport bedraagt 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 Networkís 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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AW Argosy

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  • 3e ongeval
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