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Accident description
Last updated: 28 November 2016
Status:
Date:Friday 1 October 1937
Type:Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat Mk I
Operator:Imperial Airways
Registration: G-ADVC
C/n / msn: S.820
First flight: 1937
Engines: 4 Bristol Pegasus Xc
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Phaleron Bay (   Greece)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Alexandria Airport (ALY/HEAX), Egypt
Destination airport:Athens Seaplane Base, Greece
Narrative:
The flying boat, named "Courtier", crashed during landing. Three passengers drowned.
Probable cause was poor visibility in region.


Sources:
» British Civil Aircraft Registers 1919-1999
» Het nieuws van den dag voor Nederlandsch-IndiŰ 2-10-1937


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Distance from Alexandria Airport to Athens Seaplane Base as the crow flies is 938 km (586 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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