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The prototype Wilbault 280-T was redesignated 281-T after being re-engined with three Gnome-Rhône 7Kd engines, and it was eventually converted to a Wibault 282-T after its Gnome-Rhône 7Kd engines were fitted with cowlings around the wing-mounted engines.
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It looked like a dangerous plane, by the end of 1940, all of the aircraft of this type were destroyed as a result of various accidents.
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The HP-42 was not a dangerous airplane.The weird airplane in the background, a British Handley Page H.P. 42 Airliner ( G-AAXD named 'Horatius' ) from Imperial Airways, London.
It looked like a dangerous plane, by the end of 1940, all of the aircraft of this type were destroyed as a result of various accidents."
Entering service in 1931, Eight were built; 4 were destroyed on the ground by storms (3) or by hangar fire (1);
One was removed from service after a hard landing; two were destroyed after forced landing in RAF Service;
One disappeared in 1940 with 8 lives lost. The 8 aircraft flew 10 million miles without a fatality in civil operations 1931-1939/40.