Accident description
Last updated: 16 April 2014
Date:Wednesday 19 November 1947
Time:ca 08:10
Type:Shorts S.25 Sunderland 3
Operator:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Registration: G-AGHW
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Brightstone Down (   United Kingdom)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Hythe Seaplane Base, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Poole Seaplane Base, United Kingdom
Crashed into high ground in low cloud and poor visibility on a flight from Hythe to Poole.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "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."




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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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