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Last updated: 28 September 2021
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Fecha:viernes 1 octubre 1937
Tipo:Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat Mk I
Operador:Imperial Airways
Registración: G-ADVC
Numéro de série: S.820
Año de Construcción: 1937
Motores: 4 Bristol Pegasus Xc
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 5
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 9
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 14
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Faliro Bay (   Grecia)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Alexandria Airport (ALY/HEAX), Egipto
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Athens Seaplane Base, Grecia
Descripción:
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.

Fuentes:
» 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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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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