Date & Time: Aug 31, 1927
Type of aircraft:
Fokker F7
Operator:
Registration:
G-EBTQ
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Upavon - Ottawa
MSN:
5023
YOM:
1927
Country:
World
Region:
World
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
2
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
1
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
Princess Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg was engaged in a transatlantic flight from Upavon to Ottawa, Canada, and provided this aircraft christened 'Saint Raphael' to an Imperial Airways' crew. Aircraft left Upavon airport, Wiltshire, at 0732LT and continued its route to the west. It was spotted over Ireland and by the crew of a tanker in the north Atlantic ocean. The single engine aircraft never arrived in Ottawa and SAR did not find any trace of the aircraft nor its occupants. It is believed the aircraft crashed into the ocean off Newfoundland.
Crew:
Frederick Minchin, pilot,
Leslie Hamilton, radio.
Passenger:
Princess Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg.