Accident description
Last updated: 30 August 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 4 July 1946
Type:Bristol 170 Freighter 2A
Operator:Bristol Aeroplane Company
Registration: G-AHJB
C/n / msn: 12734
First flight: 1946
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:198 km (123.8 mls) E off Aracaju, Brazil (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Bathurst-Jeswang Airport, Gambia
Destination airport:Natal Airport, RN (NAT/SBNT), Brazil
Narrative:
While on a delivery flight to Argentina fuel shortage forced the crew to ditch the plane. The crewmembers were rescued by an American Steamer.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A powerplant failure resulting from shortage of fuel due to faulty navigation."

Classification:
Ditching

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Distance from Bathurst-Jeswang Airport to Natal Airport, RN as the crow flies is 2956 km (1847 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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