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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
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Date:Sunday 12 March 1939
Type:Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat Mk I
Operating for:Qantas Empire Airways
Leased from:Imperial Airways
Registration: G-ADUY
C/n / msn: S.816
First flight: 1937
Engines: 4 Bristol Pegasus Xc
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tandjong, Batavia, Java (Netherlands East Indies) (   Indonesia)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Struck a submerged object while taxiing after alighting. Aircraft beached but damaged beyond repair by immersion and mishandling during salvage. Aircraft dismantled and shipped to England but not returned to service.



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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.
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