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Accident
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Datum:woensdag 24 maart 1937
Tijd:14:30
Type:Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat Mk I
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Imperial Airways
Registratie: G-ADVA
Constructienummer: S.818
Bouwjaar: 1937
Motoren: 4 Bristol Pegasus Xc
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 5
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:1,6 km (1 mijl) NNE of Ouroux (   Frankrijk)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Southampton water, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Marseille-Marignane Airport (MRS/LFML), Frankrijk
Beschrijving:
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.

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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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