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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 19 November 1947
Time:ca 08:05
Type:Shorts S.25 Sunderland 3
Operator:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Registration: G-AGHW
C/n / msn:
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Brightstone Down, Isle of Wight (   United Kingdom)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Hythe Seaplane Base, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Poole Seaplane Base, United Kingdom
Narrative:
Crashed into high ground in low cloud and poor visibility on a flight from Hythe to Poole.

Probable Cause:

OPINION: "The accident was the result of flying into high ground in conditions of low cloud and poor visibility . This must be attributed to navigational errors by the pilot."

Classification:
Navigational error
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Isle of Wight crashes


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Distance from Hythe Seaplane Base to Poole Seaplane Base as the crow flies is 43 km (27 miles).

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