Airplane Crash - Blackbushe, England 11/05/1956

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Blackbushe, England


Date11/05/1956
Time23:52
LocationBlackbushe, England
OperatorBritavia
RouteTripoli - Blackbushe
TypeHandley Page HP-1 Hermes
RegistrationG-ALDJ
Cn/InHP-81/11
Aboard80
Fatalities5
Ground0
SummaryWhile attempting to land the aircraft descended below the ILS glideslope and hit a tree. Using the lights of the airport the captain misjudged the height he was flying.

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