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Last updated: 15 August 2020
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Datum:donderdag 22 april 1943
Type:Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat Mk I
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Qantas
Registratie: VH-ADU
Constructienummer: S.844
Bouwjaar: 1937-09-11 (5 years 7 months)
Aantal vlieguren:6500
Motoren: 4 Bristol Pegasus Xc
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 27
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 31
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:van Port Moresby (   Papoea-Nieuw-Guinea)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Passagiersvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Townsville Airport, QLD (TSV/YBTL), AustraliŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Port Moresby Harbour Seaplane Base, Papoea-Nieuw-Guinea
Beschrijving:
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

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


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