EPW027724 ENGLAND (1929) [Unlocated]. Recovery of crashed aircraft at sea, 1929

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Pennawd [EPW027724] Recovery of crashed aircraft at sea, 1929
Cyfeirnod EPW027724
Dyddiad 17-June-1929
Dolen
Enw lle
Plwyf
Ardal
Gwlad ENGLAND
Dwyreiniad / Gogleddiad 0, 0
Hydred / Lledred -7.556448482059, 49.766185796754
Cyfeirnod Grid Cenedlaethol SV000000

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The trawler is the 'Gaby', which may have been a Dutch vessel

MB
Wednesday 12th of March 2014 09:38:32 PM
O.82 should provide a registration location. Any 'Os' on the Dutch coast? Ostend in Belgium would seem the most likely ... or Ouistreham, near Caen in France. Can't think of any on the South East coast of England... but of course trawlers move about, so it might no be much of a clue.



Maurice
Friday 11th of October 2013 06:58:11 AM
http://www.llangibby.eclipse.co.uk/milfordtrawlers/accidents%20&%20incidents/gaby_o.htm

Paolo
Wednesday 12th of March 2014 09:38:32 PM
Another Handley Page W-10 - the same type as 'City of Ottawa' - 'City of Pretoria' can be seen here:

www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw037506?filter=28706&ref=37

MB
Sunday 20th of January 2013 04:57:16 PM
One of the dead was Mr A. Meister, a Swiss national, from New Jersey. So Zurich was possibly his intended destination. [Source: Dover Express 21 June 1929 p 4]

It was also said that some of the passengers were trapped in the sinking aircraft when their luggage fell on them from the luggage racks above. It would perhaps be some years before luggage was separated and stowed in aircraft holds?

MB
Sunday 20th of January 2013 03:15:36 PM
There's also a lot in the Times starting at 18 June 1929. Most library cards allow you to access the Times archive. Go for the advanced search and search "City of Ottawa", and select between 1 to 30 June 1929.

Chris Willis
Sunday 20th of January 2013 03:10:32 PM
Some at the subsequent inquiry into the crash were claiming that twin-engined planes were unsafe and that three-engined planes ought to be introduced, as following an engine failure, a single engine at that time was inadequate to keep the plane aloft. Germany, I think, operated three-engined transports during the Nazi regime? It was claimed at the time that future Imperial Airways aircraft would either be of three- or four-engine configuration

MB
Sunday 20th of January 2013 03:10:31 PM
I am not sure if Bob Fraser's source was the National Archives. If not it may be worth someone having a look at AVIA 5/11

Type: HP W10 (G-EBMT); Location: Off Dungeness; Report No.: C141



This class consists of Air Accident reports.

Chris Willis
Sunday 20th of January 2013 02:48:09 PM
There's more in TS 28/194



Air Navigation Act, 1920: inquiry into accident to A/C G EBMT on 17.6.1929 in the English Channel

Chris Willis
Sunday 20th of January 2013 02:48:09 PM
Another report suggests the route flown by the 'City of Ottawa' was London Croydon to Zurich. Via Paris, perhaps, although Dungeness is not directly en route to the French capital.

Engine failure was caused by the fracture of a bolt holding a connecting rod on the starboard engine of the plane. This was the first fatal accident on Imperial Airways which various reports indicated had flown 3.8 or 3.9 million miles up until the crash in the English Channel.

Main source: Exeter & Plymouth Gazette 26-6-1929 p 8

MB
Sunday 20th of January 2013 11:15:44 AM
ACCIDENT DETAILS

Date: June 17, 1929

Time: c 11:30

Location: Off Dungeness, England

Operator: Imperial Airways

Flight #: ?

Route: London - Paris

AC Type: Handley Page W-10

Registration: G-EBMT

cn / ln: W10/4

Aboard: 13 (passengers:11 crew:2)

Fatalities: 7 (passengers:7 crew:0)

Ground: 0

Summary: The plane was over the English Channel when an engine failed. The pilot tried to return to the airport but the plane ditched into the English Channel. The plane was named "City of Ottawa."

Bob Fraser
Tuesday 20th of November 2012 01:13:18 PM