Narrative:Crashed during sandstorm at night. The captain descended very low in the darkness and bad weather in order to fix his position by ground observation. The flying boat, named "Calpurnia", struck the water with the engines running at full power.
|Date:||Sunday 27 November 1938|
|Type:||Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat|
|C/n / msn:|| S.839|
|First flight:|| 1937|
|Engines:|| 4 Bristol Pegasus Xc|
|Crew:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Lake Habbaniyah ( Iraq)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
» Flight 20-7-1939
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.