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Last updated: 30 March 2020
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Datum:Donnerstag 22 April 1943
Flugzeugtyp:Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat Mk I
Fluggesellschaft:Qantas
Kennzeichen: VH-ADU
Werknummer: S.844
Baujahr: 1937-09-11 (5 years 7 months)
Betriebsstunden:6500
Triebwerk: 4 Bristol Pegasus Xc
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 27
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 31
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:vom Land entfernt von Port Moresby (   Papua Neuguinea)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Passagierflug
Flug von:Townsville Airport, QLD (TSV/YBTL), Australien
Flug nach:Port Moresby Harbour Seaplane Base, Papua Neuguinea
Unfallbericht:
Due to bad weather conditions at destination and lack of fuel landing attempt made in open water

Aircraft stalled and fell heavily into the water, breaking up the fuselage

Informationsquelle:
» Flying Empires, History of Short 'C' Class Empire Flying Boats / Brian Cassidy
» AussieAirliners.org


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