Airplane Crash - Near Dixmude, Belgium 03/28/1933

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Dixmude, Belgium


Date03/28/1933
Time14:30
LocationNear Dixmude, Belgium
OperatorImperial Airways
RouteCologne, Germany - Croydon, England
TypeArmstrong Whitworth Argosy II
RegistrationG-AACI
Cn/InAW-363
Aboard15
Fatalities15
Ground0
SummaryThe airliner was crusing at about 4,000 feet when fire was observed coming out of its tail section. The pilot tried to make an emergency landing but the fuselage split in two causing the aircraft to crash and burn. Although never proven, this is thought to be the first airline disaster caused by an act of satotage. The fire was thought to have been started by a passenger in an attempt to commit suicide.

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