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Last updated: 22 October 2019
Datum:vrijdag 5 november 1943
Type:Short S.25 Sunderland 3
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Registratie: G-AGIB
Bouwjaar: 1943
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 9
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 10 / inzittenden: 10
Totaal:slachtoffers: 19 / inzittenden: 19
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:120 km (75 mijl) SSW of Sollum (   LibiŽ)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Cairo/Rod-el-Farag Seaplane Base, Egypte
Vliegveld van aankomst:Djerba Seaplane Base, TunesiŽ
The flying boat operated on a service from Rod-el-Farag on the river Nile near Cairo, Egypt, to Poole, U.K. via Djerba, Tunisia. It took off at 21:45 from Rod-el-Farag and headed over eastern Libya towards Djerba.
En route over the desert a fire erupted behind the no. 4 engine, possibly due to an electrical fault in the flowmeter transmitter head terminal box. The fire caused a fuel line to rupture. A violent fire ensued, weakening the wing structure. The pilot likely tried to sidestep the plane in an attempt to blow out the fire. The wing section outboard of the no. 4 engine then broke off, along with the starboard float.
The flying boat descended until it struck the desert.

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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 Cairo/Rod-el-Farag Seaplane Base en Djerba Seaplane Base bedraagt 1951 km (1220 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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