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Last updated: 28 September 2021
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Fecha:lunes 1 mayo 1939
Tipo:Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat Mk I
Operador:Imperial Airways
Registración: G-ADVD
Numéro de série: S.821
Año de Construcción: 1937
Motores: 4 Bristol Pegasus Xc
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 6
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Lumbo lagoon, Ilha da Mocambique (   Mozambique)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:?
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Lumbo Airport (LFB/FQLU), Mozambique
Descripción:
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.

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


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