|Crash site||Altenkirchen, Germany|
|Aircraft||De Havilland DH.86 Express – G-ADEB – Diana|
|Route||Hanover – Cologne – London/Gatwick|
|Crew||2 – 0 survivors|
The plane was on a nightly mail flight from Hanover to Cologne. Around 03:00 the plane crashed into a mountainside near Altenkirchen 50 km southeast of Cologne. The pilot Charles S. Gill survived the crash but died of his injuries on 17 August.
The plane was carrying mail sent from Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Estonia. The reports from the crash site said that the mail was entirely destroyed in the crash. But it seems as if a few items were recovered afterwards. The British mail was processed at London Postal Service, Mount Pleasant, London. So far two covers sent from Norway are known.
Examples of mail