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Accident description
Last updated: 13 August 2016
Status:
Date:Thursday 21 December 1939
Type:Silhouette image of generic L14 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed 14-WF62 Super Electra
Operator:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Registration: G-AFYU
C/n / msn: 1444
First flight: 1938
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:480 km (300 mls) NW off Alexandria (   Mediterranean Sea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:As Sallum Airport, Egypt
Destination airport:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA/LMML), Malta
Narrative:
The Super Electra ditched some 300 miles (480 km) north-west of Alexandria, Egypt. A ship rescued six survivors.
The aircraft operated on a flight from Alexandria to London-Croydon with en route stops at As Sallum and Malta.


Sources:
» The Lockheed Twins / P.J. Marsden


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Distance from As Sallum Airport to Malta-Luqa Airport as the crow flies is 1105 km (691 miles).

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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