Date & Time: May 1, 1919 at 0530 LT
Type of aircraft:
De Havilland DH.9
Operator:
Registration:
G-EAAA
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Postal (mail)
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Croydon - Bournemouth
MSN:
C6054
YOM:
1919
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Crew was performing a mail flight from Croydon to Bournemouth with newspapers on board. Thick mist was encountered and an hour after departure, the aircraft crashed in Portsdown Hill, north of Portsmouth. Pilot, Captain H.J. Saint, was killed.