Date & Time: May 11, 1935
Type of aircraft:
Spartan Cruiser
Registration:
G-ABTY
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Paris – Croydon
MSN:
24M
YOM:
1932
Country:
World
Region:
World
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was performing a cargo flight from Paris-Le Bourget to Croydon with a load of newspapers on board. While overflying The Channel, all three engines lost power and crew decided to reduce his altitude and elected to ditch the aircraft. Both occupants were quickly rescued by the crew of a fishing vessel while the aircraft sunk and was lost.
Probable cause:
Engine power loss.