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Last updated: 18 July 2018
Datum:woensdag 11 oktober 1944
Type:Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat
Registratie: VH-ABB
Constructienummer: S.877
Bouwjaar: 1937-12-17 (6 years 10 months)
Motoren: 4 Bristol Pegasus Xc
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 22
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 29
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Sydney Harbour-Rose Bay SPB, NSW (RSE) (   AustraliŽ)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Sydney Harbour-Rose Bay SPB, NSW (RSE), AustraliŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Townsville Airport, QLD (TSV/YBTL), AustraliŽ
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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