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Last updated: 19 September 2018
Fecha:miércoles 11 octubre 1944
Tipo:Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat
Registración: VH-ABB
Numéro de série: S.877
Año de Construcción: 1937-12-17 (6 years 10 months)
Motores: 4 Bristol Pegasus Xc
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 7
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 22
Total:Fatalidades: 1 / Ocupantes: 29
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Sydney Harbour-Rose Bay SPB, NSW (RSE) (   Australia)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Sydney Harbour-Rose Bay SPB, NSW (RSE), Australia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Townsville Airport, QLD (TSV/YBTL), Australia
Shortly after takeoff from Rose Bay, Sydney the electric flap motor failed and the wing flaps were retracted by hand. Twenty minutes into the flight oil pressure on starboard inner engine fell below normal levels and the captain decided to return to Rose Bay.
On approach the flying boat stalled after completing a side slip manoeuvre. The impact caused a major failure of the hull which allowed extensive break-up of the fuselage. One passenger drowned.



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