Accident description
Last updated: 29 August 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 1 May 1939
Type:Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat
Operator:Imperial Airways
Registration: G-ADVD
C/n / msn: S.821
First flight: 1937
Engines: 4 Bristol Pegasus Xc
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lumbo lagoon, Ilha da Mocambique (   Mozambique)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Lumbo Airport (FQLU), Mozambique
Narrative:
Aircraft was late on schedule having had to overnight at Dar es Salaam or Mombassa. It crashed on second approach attempt, the flying boat porpoising just short of the landing jetty. Tom Webb, radio Officer aged 33 and George Knight flight clerk died in the accident and their graves are at the cemetery on the Ilha da Mocambique.

Sources:
» Mr A.H.Steven, Traffic Clerk Imperial Airways
» Flight 24-8-1939


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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