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Last updated: 13 December 2017
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Datum:Samstag 28 Februar 1942
Flugzeugtyp:Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat
Betrieben durch:Qantas Empire Airways
Kennzeichen: G-AETZ
Werknummer: S.842
Baujahr: 1937-08-13 (4 years 7 months)
Betriebsstunden:7000
Triebwerk: 4 Bristol Pegasus Xc
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 18 / Insassen: 18
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 22 / Insassen: 22
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:ca 400 km S off Cilacap, Java, Indonesia (   Pacific Ocean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:?
Flug nach:Broome Airport, WA (BME/YBRM), Australien
Unfallbericht:
The aircraft, named Circe, was engaged in the evacuation of civilians and military personnel from Tjilatjap (now Cilacap), Netherlands East Indies (now Indonesia), to Broome, Australia. It was shot down by a Japanese bomber which was on a maritime patrol from Denpasar, Bali.

Informationsquelle:
» G-AETZ. Short S-23C Empire Flying Boat. c/n S.842.


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