Date & Time: Jan 8, 1931 at 2345 LT
Type of aircraft:
Fokker F7
Operator:
Registration:
OO-AIL
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Postal (mail)
Survivors:
No
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Brussels - London
YOM:
1930
Country:
Belgium
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
2
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crew was performing a night mail flight from Brussels to London and left Brussels-Haren at 2327LT. Some fifteen minutes later, crew encountered foggy conditions and decided to return to Brussels after he contacted his base. Apparently to maintain a visual contact with the ground, the pilot decided to reduce his altitude when the right wing hit the ground. Aircraft crashed in a field and was destroyed. Both occupants were killed.
Crew:
Gabriel Dery, pilot,
Pierre De Ceuster, engineer.