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Last updated: 24 October 2017
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Fecha:domingo 5 diciembre 1937
Tipo:Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat Mk I
Operador:Imperial Airways
Registración: G-ADUZ
Numéro de série: S.817
Año de Construcción: 1937
Motores: 4 Bristol Pegasus Xc
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 7
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 13
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Brindisi (   Italia)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Brindisi-Papola Casale Airport (BDS/LIBR), Italia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Descripción:
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.

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


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