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Last updated: 20 June 2018
Fecha:viernes 15 noviembre 1957
Tipo:Shorts S.45 Solent 3
Operador:Aquila Airways
Registración: G-AKNU
Numéro de série: S.1299
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 8
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 37 / Ocupantes: 50
Total:Fatalidades: 45 / Ocupantes: 58
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Chessel Down (   Reino Unido)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Southampton water, Reino Unido
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Lisboa-Portela de Sacavém Airport (LIS/LPPT), Portugal
The Aquila Airways Solent flying boat departed Southampton at 22:46 for a flight to Lisbon and Madeira. At 22:54 the crew radioed that the number 4 propeller had been feathered. While trying to return, the Solent crashed into the face of a quarry between Chessel and Brook. At impact the aircraft was banked 45 degrees to the right.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was caused by the stoppage of the No.3 engine at a time when the No.4 engine was stopped. The cause of the stoppage of the No.4 engine is unknown. The cause of the stoppage of the No.3 engine was either an electrical failure in the fuel cut-off actuator circuit or the accidental operation of the cut-off switch."


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Short S.45

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