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Last updated: 15 August 2020
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Fecha:jueves 22 abril 1943
Tipo:Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat Mk I
Operador:Qantas
Registración: VH-ADU
Numéro de série: S.844
Año de Construcción: 1937-09-11 (5 years 7 months)
Horas Totales de la Célula:6500
Motores: 4 Bristol Pegasus Xc
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 27
Total:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 31
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:de la costa de Port Moresby (   Papúa Nueva Guinea)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Pasajeros
Aeropuerto de Salida:Townsville Airport, QLD (TSV/YBTL), Australia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Port Moresby Harbour Seaplane Base, Papúa Nueva Guinea
Descripción:
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

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


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