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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 22 March 1942
Type:Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat
Operator:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Registration: G-AEUF
C/n / msn: S.848
First flight: 1937
Engines: 4 Bristol Pegasus Xc
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 11
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Port Darwin (   Australia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Int'l Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The flying boat hit debris while landing and sunk about two nautical miles from Doctors Gully.
It was on a flight from Brisbane to Darwin carrying fifteen members of the 102nd Coastal Artillery Battalion.

Sources:
» Peter Dunn's Australia @ War web site


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