Airship destroyed the early morning of October 5, 1930 with the loss of 48 out 54 aboard. Her destruction heralded the end of the British airship program. Designed and constructed by the Royal Airship Works, Cardington. 777 ft in length (originally 732 ft) 132 ft diameter 5,500,000: cubic feet volume: (originally 5,000,000) Number of flights: 40 Total flight time: 127 hours 20 minutes
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Airship Heritage Trust - R101
Features ship plans, interior details, flight log, crew list, crash page and a PDF of the R101 Flight Certificate.
British Airship R101
Provides free paper model of the airship R101.
Doctor Who Storm Warning
Provides synopses of an audio book featuring a fictional account of the airship crash.
Navgoof - The Dirigible R101
Features short article by N.W. Emmott proposing that crash was the result of pilot error in allowing the ship to fly at low altitudes so landmarks could be seen for navigation.
Short account of the R101 disaster and the part played by Eileen Garrett's seances in discovering what actually occurred. Includes photos.
Roll of Honour - Cardington - R101 Memorial
This site is dedicated to the 48 officers and men who perished in the crash at Beauvais, France. Features photographs of the memorial and details of the men as far as possible.
Roll of Honour - The R101 Disaster - News Reports in Photographs
Features several photographs and drawings reproduced from the scrapbook of Mr. Gibbs here.
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