Narrative:The aircraft attempted to take off with the wrong flap settings. This caused the aircraft to started porpoising leading to loss control. The 1st Office showed great courage in saving 3 passengers from the aft cabin which had only about half a metre of air space left.
|Date:||Thursday 5 December 2013|
|Type:||Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat|
|C/n / msn:|| S.817|
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Phase:|| Takeoff (TOF)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Brindisi-Papola Casale Airport (BDS/LIBR), Italy|
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.