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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240838
Last updated: 13 September 2021
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Date:17-JAN-1939
Time:c.
Type:De Havilland DH.91 Albatross
Owner/operator:Imperial Airways Ltd (G-INFO)
Registration: G-AFDI
MSN: 6802
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Croydon Airport (EGCR), South London, -   United Kingdom
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Croydon Airport (EGCR), South London, UK
Narrative:
The aircraft (named Frobisher) collapsed onto its belly and fractured both wings outboard of the engines when taxiing to its hardstanding from the soft the rain sodden grass airfield, when the undercarriage legs folded back when they hit the concrete edge of the airport terminal apron. The aircraft was subsequently repaired and returned to service.

G-AFDI :- first flight, June 1938 ~ To A&AEE Martlesham Heath for trials, 22.6.38 ~ To Imperial Airways Ltd, 28th June 1938, named Frobisher ~ To British Overseas Airways Corporation, 22nd August 1940 ~ Destroyed Bristol-Whitchurch Airfield, England, 19th October 1940







Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Albatross
https://www.baesystems.com/en/heritage/de-havilland-dh91-albatross
https://www.europeanairlines.no/imperial-airways-and-the-most-beautiful-speedbird-of-the-sky/
https://oldmachinepress.com/2015/12/30/de-havilland-dh-91-albatross/
Aeroplane Monthly November 1975 'D.H.91 Albatross Airliner' (P. 538-543)
https://www.militaryfactory.com/aircraft/detail.asp?aircraft_id=1184


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