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Last updated: 1 December 2020
Datum:zondag 22 maart 1942
Type:Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat Mk I
Operated by:Qantas Empire Airways
On behalf of:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registratie: G-AEUF
Constructienummer: S.848
Bouwjaar: 1937
Motoren: 4 Bristol Pegasus Xc
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 11
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 15
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Port Darwin, NT (   AustraliŽ)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Groote Eylandt Seaplane Base, NT, AustraliŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Darwin-Doctor's Gully Seaplane Base, NT, AustraliŽ
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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Groote Eylandt Seaplane Base, NT en Darwin-Doctor's Gully Seaplane Base, NT bedraagt 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 Networkís 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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