Accident description
Last updated: 1 September 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 21 December 1939
Type: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:
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Malta (   Malta) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA/LMML), Malta
Destination airport:London-Croydon Airport (-/-), United Kingdom
Narrative:
Ditched into Mediterranean Sea between Malta and Sicilia.

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


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Distance from Malta-Luqa Airport to London-Croydon Airport as the crow flies is 2063 km (1290 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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