Narrative:Crashed in bad weather. Four crew (Pilot Capt Graf Jean Joseph H.G. Schoonbroodt (33), radio operator Jean Desmet, mechanic Alphonse Verbinnen, steward Raymond Strechfuss) and seven passengers.
|Date:||Tuesday 10 December 1935|
|C/n / msn:|| 30004|
|First flight:|| 1935|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7|
|Total:||Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11 |
|Aircraft damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Tatsfield ( United Kingdom)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Brussel-Haren Airport, Belgium|
|Destination airport:||London-Croydon Airport (-/-), United Kingdom|
The Inspector of Accidents states reported "that the pilot over-estimated his rate of progress during the latter part of the journey and consequently descended from the clouds considerably short of his objective, and was then uncertain of his position; it is difficult to understand ... why he did not ask for further bearings from Croydon... The pilot allowed the aircraft to lose flying speed and stall when executing a steep climbing turn to the left..."
Loss of control
» Belgian Civil Aircraft since 1920 / J.Appleton and A. Thys, 1980 (ISBN 0 904597 25 3)
» Flight 19 Nov. 1936
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Brussel-Haren Airport to London-Croydon Airport as the crow flies is 319 km (199 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.