- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: April 07, 1922
Time: 1315
Location: Grandvilliers, France
Operator: Daimler Airways / Grands Express Aeriens
Flight #: ?
Route: Croydon - Le Bourget
AC Type: de Havilland DH-18 / Farman F-60 Goliath
Registration: G-EAOW/FGEAD
cn / ln: 4
Aboard: 7   (passengers:5  crew:2)
Fatalities: 7   (passengers:5  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: A midair collision occurred at 400 ft. in poor visibility approximately 18 miles north of Beauvais, France. The pilots of both planes were using the road as a route marker in bad weather and poor visibility. This was the first commercial midair collision in aviation history. Two killed on the de Havilland, five on the Faman F-60.
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