Date & Time: Aug 4, 1931 at 1210 LT
Type of aircraft:
Landing (descent or approach)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
London – Rotterdam – Amsterdam
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Shortly after takeoff from Rotterdam-Waalhaven Airport, bound for Amsterdam-Schiphol, crew encountered technical problems with the number one engine. The captain decided to return to the airport the engine number three lost power. While descending, aircraft hit a seven meters high candelabra that sheared off a part of the left wing. Aircraft went out of control and crashed on a railway line. While all thirteen passengers were unhurt, both crew were injured. Aircraft was destroyed.
The exact cause of the number one engine failure is unknown but investigators did not exclude the hypothesis of a small technical damage on the fuel system.