ASN Aircraft accident Short S.30 Empire Flying Boat G-AFCZ M'bour, Senegal
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Date:Thursday 24 September 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic ss23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Short S.30 Empire Flying Boat
Operator:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Registration: G-AFCZ
MSN: S.885
First flight: 1939-04-05 (3 years 6 months)
Engines: 4 Bristol Perseus XIIc
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:42 km (26.3 mls) SW off M'bour, Senegal (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
A Short S.30 Empire Flying Boat was lost at sea off Bathurst, Gambia, killing all 19 on board.
The flying boat operated on a flight from Lagos, Nigeria to Poole, U.K. with en route stops at Bathurst, Gambia and Lisbon, Portugal.



photo of Short-S-30-Empire-Flying-Boat-G-AFCZ
accident date: 24-09-1942
type: Short S.30 Empire Flying Boat
registration: G-AFCZ
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.
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