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Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Fecha:miércoles 24 marzo 1937
Hora:14:30
Tipo:Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat Mk I
Operador:Imperial Airways
Registración: G-ADVA
Numéro de série: S.818
Año de Construcción: 1937
Motores: 4 Bristol Pegasus Xc
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 1
Total:Fatalidades: 5 / Ocupantes: 6
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:1,6 km (1 milles) NNE of Ouroux (   Francia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Southampton water, Reino Unido
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Marseille-Marignane Airport (MRS/LFML), Francia
Descripción:
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.

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


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