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Accident description
Last updated: 21 August 2018
Date:Tuesday 31 December 1935
Time:ca 19:15
Type:Short S.8 Calcutta
Operator:Imperial Airways
Registration: G-AASJ
C/n / msn: S.752
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Alexandria (   Egypt)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Alexandria Airport (ALY/HEAX), Egypt
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.
The flying boat operated on a flight from London to Alexandria via Brindisi and Mirabella, Crete.

Fuel starvation

» Flightglobal magazine dated 2nd, 9th and 16th January 1936


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