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Last updated: 16 September 2021
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Datum:maandag 1 mei 1939
Type:Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat Mk I
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Imperial Airways
Registratie: G-ADVD
Constructienummer: S.821
Bouwjaar: 1937
Motoren: 4 Bristol Pegasus Xc
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Lumbo lagoon, Ilha da Mocambique (   Mozambique)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:Lumbo Airport (LFB/FQLU), Mozambique
Beschrijving:
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.

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


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