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Last updated: 10 December 2019
Datum:Sonntag 22 März 1942
Flugzeugtyp:Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat Mk I
Operated by:Qantas Empire Airways
On behalf of:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Kennzeichen: G-AEUF
Werknummer: S.848
Baujahr: 1937
Triebwerk: 4 Bristol Pegasus Xc
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 11
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 15
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Port Darwin, NT (   Australien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:Groote Eylandt Seaplane Base, NT, Australien
Flug nach:Darwin-Doctor's Gully Seaplane Base, NT, Australien
The flying boat hit debris while landing and sunk about two nautical miles from Doctor's Gully.
It operated on a flight from Brisbane to Darwin via Groote Eylandt, carrying fifteen members of the 102nd Coastal Artillery Battalion.
The aircraft, named "Corinthian", was originally owned by BOAC but was not able to return to the U.K. when Singapore was captured by Japan on 15 February 1942. It was then pressed into service with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and operated by a Qantas.

» Peter Dunn's Australia @ War web site


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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 Groote Eylandt Seaplane Base, NT to Darwin-Doctor's Gully Seaplane Base, NT as the crow flies is 663 km (414 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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