Date: December 09, 1936
Time: 10:30
Location: Croydon, England
Operator: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Flight #: ?
Route: Croydon - Amsterdam
AC Type: Douglas DC-2-115E
Registration: PH-AKL
cn / ln: 1358
Aboard: 17   (passengers:13  crew:4)
Fatalities: 15   (passengers:13  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft crashed into houses while attempting to take off in heavy fog. A stewardess and the radio operator survived. Aircraft designer Juan de la Cierva killed. Pilot error. Piilot did not maintain directional control of the aircraft and abort the takeoff

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