Accident description
Last updated: 20 August 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 26 October 1929
Type:Short S.8/1 Calcutta
Operator:Imperial Airways
Registration: G-AADN
C/n / msn: S.748
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off La Spezia (   Italy) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Napoli Airport (NAP/LIRN), Italy
Destination airport:Genoa-Cristoforo Colombo Airport (GOA/LIMJ), Italy
Narrative:
Forced landing on sea in poor weather with strong winds. Apparently sank during attempts to tow the "City of Rome" to the shore.

Sources:
» Het Vliegveld Nov.1929


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Distance from Napoli Airport to Genoa-Cristoforo Colombo Airport as the crow flies is 589 km (368 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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