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Accident
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Datum:zondag 5 december 1937
Type:Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat Mk I
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Imperial Airways
Registratie: G-ADUZ
Constructienummer: S.817
Bouwjaar: 1937
Motoren: 4 Bristol Pegasus Xc
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 7
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 13
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Brindisi (   ItaliŽ)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Brindisi-Papola Casale Airport (BDS/LIBR), ItaliŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
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.

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


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