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Last updated: 23 October 2017
Estado:
Fecha:sábado 28 febrero 1942
Tipo:Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat
Operado por:Qantas Empire Airways
Registración: G-AETZ
Numéro de série: S.842
Año de Construcción: 1937-08-13 (4 years 7 months)
Horas Totales de la Célula:7000
Motores: 4 Bristol Pegasus Xc
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 18 / Ocupantes: 18
Total:Fatalidades: 22 / Ocupantes: 22
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:ca 400 km S off Cilacap, Java, Indonesia (   Océano Pacífico)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:?
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Broome Airport, WA (BME/YBRM), Australia
Descripción:
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.

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


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