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Last updated: 27 September 2021
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Datum:Montag 1 Mai 1939
Flugzeugtyp:Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat Mk I
Fluggesellschaft:Imperial Airways
Kennzeichen: G-ADVD
Werknummer: S.821
Baujahr: 1937
Triebwerk: 4 Bristol Pegasus Xc
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Lumbo lagoon, Ilha da Mocambique (   Mosambik)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:?
Flug nach:Lumbo Airport (LFB/FQLU), Mosambik
Unfallbericht:
Aircraft was late on schedule having had to overnight at Dar es Salaam or Mombassa. It crashed on second approach attempt, the flying boat porpoising just short of the landing jetty. Tom Webb, radio Officer aged 33 and George Knight flight clerk died in the accident and their graves are at the cemetery on the Ilha da Mocambique.

Informationsquelle:
» Mr A.H.Steven, Traffic Clerk Imperial Airways
» Flight 24-8-1939


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