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Accident description
Last updated: 23 April 2017
Date:Saturday 22 August 1936
Type:Short S.17 Kent
Operator:Imperial Airways
Registration: G-ABFA
C/n / msn: S.758
First flight: 1931-02-24 (5 years 6 months)
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mirabella Bay, Crete (   Greece)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Alexandria Seaplane Base, Egypt
Destination airport:Mirabella Bay, Crete, Greece
The Short S.17 Kent flying boat 'Scipio' sank after a heavy landing at sea.

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Distance from Alexandria Seaplane Base to Mirabella Bay, Crete as the crow flies is 590 km (369 miles).

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.
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