August 1926 Air Union Bl Riot 155 Crash

August 1926 Air Union Bl Riot 155 Crash

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The August 1926 Air Union Bl riot 155 crash happened on 18 August 1926 at Hurst, Kent when Bl riot 155 F-AIEB of Air Union hit a barn and crashed whilst attempting to make a forced landing in bad weather. Two passengers were killed in the accident, and the pilot died a day later. The accident aircraft was Bl riot 155 registration F-AIEB Wilbur Wright, c/n 2. The aircraft had been registered to Air Union on 27 June 1926, and had flown for 47 hours at the time of the accident. On 18 August 1926, the aircraft departed Le Bourget Airport, Paris at 12:30 pm local time (11:30 GMT), bound for Croydon Airport. On board were the pilot and his mechanic, and 13 passengers. At 1:56 pm GMT, a radio report was made to Saint-Inglevert that the aircraft was crossing the coast at Berck-Plage. The crossing of the English Channel was made in conditions of poor visibility, with heavy drizzle. Reported weather conditions at Lympne at 1:15 pm GMT were continuous rain and fog, visibility 500 yards (460 m), cloudbase less than 150 feet (46 m). Visibility had halved in the preceding 20 minutes. It was reported that an engine failed as the aircraft crossed the English coast.show more

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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 295g
  • Vent
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136314215
  • 9786136314211