Accident description
Last updated: 25 April 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 1 February 1950
Type:Shorts S.45 Solent 3
Operator:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Registration: G-AHIX
C/n / msn: S.1310
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Southampton (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Southampton water, United Kingdom
Narrative:
A gust lifted the Solent flying boat causing the plane to plunge nose down into the water.

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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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