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Last updated: 29 November 2020
Date:Thursday 24 September 1942
Type:Short S.30 Empire Flying Boat
Operator:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Registration: G-AFCZ
C/n / msn: S.885
First flight: 1939-04-05 (3 years 6 months)
Engines: 4 Bristol Perseus XIIc
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Total:Fatalities: 19 / Occupants: 19
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:42 km (26.3 mls) SW off M'bour, Senegal (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
A Short S.30 Empire Flying Boat was lost at sea off Bathurst, Gambia, killing all 19 on board.
The flying boat operated on a flight from Lagos, Nigeria to Poole, U.K. with en route stops at Bathurst, Gambia and Lisbon, Portugal.



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