Narrative:The aircraft ran out of fuel within sight of Alexandria landing flares. Three crew and nine passengers went down with the craft when she sank in the River Nile.
|Date:||Tuesday 31 December 1935|
|Type:||Short S.8 Calcutta|
|C/n / msn:|| S.752|
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9|
|Total:||Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 13 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||off Alexandria ( Egypt)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Destination airport:||Alexandria Airport (ALY/HEAX), Egypt|
The flying boat operated on a flight from London to Alexandria via Brindisi and Mirabella, Crete.
» Flightglobal magazine dated 2nd, 9th and 16th January 1936
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.