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Last updated: 4 December 2019
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Date:Friday 27 February 1942
Time:17:58
Type:Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat Mk I
Operator:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registration: A18-12
C/n / msn: S.849
First flight: 1938-01-01 (4 years 2 months)
Engines: 4 Bristol Pegasus Xc
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Townsville SPB, QLD (   Australia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Townsville SPB, QLD, Australia
Destination airport:Townsville SPB, QLD, Australia
Narrative:
Crash during alighting after test flight on completion fifty hourly inspection.

Sources:
» Australia @ War (ozatwar.com)
» Court of Inquiry - Aircraft accident - Empire boat - A18-12


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