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Accident
Last updated: 13 December 2017
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Datum:Mittwoch 24 März 1937
Zeit:14:30
Flugzeugtyp:Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat Mk I
Fluggesellschaft:Imperial Airways
Kennzeichen: G-ADVA
Werknummer: S.818
Baujahr: 1937
Triebwerk: 4 Bristol Pegasus Xc
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1,6 km (1 Meilen) NNE of Ouroux (   Frankreich)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Southampton water, Großbritannien
Flug nach:Marseille-Marignane Airport (MRS/LFML), Frankreich
Unfallbericht:
The flying boat flew into a mountainside during a heavy snow shower, sliding on the ground for ca 300 m before coming to a stop at the edge of a wood. Three of the crew were killed instantly, the only woman passenger and the cabin attendant died some hours later. The radio operator went for help. He is said to have been killed in an air crash 12 years later on a flight London to Malta.

Informationsquelle:
» Empire flying boats of Imperial Airways QANTAS Australia TEAL New Zealand
» Voyageur de Mémoire Ouroux


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