- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: August 27, 1923
Time: 1730
Location: East Mallling, United Kingdom
Operator: Air Union
Flight #: ?
Route: Paris - Berck-sur-Mer - Croydon
AC Type: Farman F.60 Goliath
Registration: F-AECB
cn / ln: 4
Aboard: 11   (passengers:9  crew:2)
Fatalities: 1   (passengers:1  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft lost an engine about 45 minutes into the flight. As the plane was incapable of maintaining level flight with only one engine operating, the pilot decided to make an emergency landing. He asked the mechanic to ask two passengers to move towards the rear of the aircraft. This instruction was apparently misunderstood by the passengers, as four of them moved towards the rear of the aircraft. This affected the center of gravity of the aircraft, which then entered into a spin and crashed.
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