Date & Time: May 14, 1938
Type of aircraft:
Percival P.10 Vega Gull
Operator:
Registration:
G-AFGU
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Private
Survivors:
No
MSN:
K.92
YOM:
1938
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
2
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
En route, the pilot made a sharp turn to avoid a mountain. The rudder suffered a structural failure and lost some parts. Aircraft went out of control and crashed in flames. All three occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Structural failure of the rudder following a sharp turn attempted by the pilot.