Aircraft Photo of G-EAPJ | Handley Page W.8 | Imperial Airways | AirHistory.net
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:G-EAPJ
Aircraft Original Type:Handley Page Type W
Aircraft Generic Type:Handley Page Type W
Aircraft Version:Handley Page W.8
Operator / Titles:Imperial Airways
C/n (msn):W.8/1
Aircraft Name:Duchess of York
Location
City / Airport:Martlesham Heath (closed)Map
Region / Country:England, United Kingdom
Airport Codes:None
 
Photo Date:1920
Photo from:Chris England CollectionContact
Photo ID: 150277
Photographer's Remark

Handley Page's prototype of their first passenger airliner, developed from the O/400 bomber. It was written off on 10 July 1923 during a forced landing at Poix in France following engine problems during a flight from Croydon to Le Bourget, when it over-ran the runway and broke it's back. No injuries were sustained by the seven passengers, and the two crew members received "minor injuries". Photographer not known, possibly an Imperial Airways publicity shot?

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