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Accident
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Datum:Sonntag 5 Dezember 1937
Flugzeugtyp:Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat Mk I
Fluggesellschaft:Imperial Airways
Kennzeichen: G-ADUZ
Werknummer: S.817
Baujahr: 1937
Triebwerk: 4 Bristol Pegasus Xc
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 7
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 13
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Brindisi (   Italien)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Brindisi-Papola Casale Airport (BDS/LIBR), Italien
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
The flying boat, named "Cygnus", 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.

Informationsquelle:
» Flight
» Folha da Noite 6 December 1937, 1+2a


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