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Last updated: 28 September 2021
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Datum:Freitag 1 Oktober 1937
Flugzeugtyp:Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat Mk I
Fluggesellschaft:Imperial Airways
Kennzeichen: G-ADVC
Werknummer: S.820
Baujahr: 1937
Triebwerk: 4 Bristol Pegasus Xc
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 9
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 14
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Faliro Bay (   Griechenland)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Alexandria Airport (ALY/HEAX), Ägypten
Flug nach:Athens Seaplane Base, Griechenland
Unfallbericht:
The flying boat, named "Courtier", crashed during landing in Faliron Bay, Greece. in Faliron Bay. Three passengers drowned.
Weather was calm and sunny with a mirror like sea. Due to optical illusion the flying boat experienced a heavy landing and the fuselage cracked. The wreckage sank.

Informationsquelle:
» British Civil Aircraft Registers 1919-1999
» Het nieuws van den dag voor Nederlandsch-Indië 2-10-1937
» Athenian Newspaper ????????S pg 1 & 2


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Alexandria Airport to Athens Seaplane Base as the crow flies is 938 km (586 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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