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Last updated: 27 September 2021
Datum:Mittwoch 11 Oktober 1944
Flugzeugtyp:Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat Mk I
Kennzeichen: VH-ABB
Werknummer: S.877
Baujahr: 1937-12-17 (6 years 10 months)
Triebwerk: 4 Bristol Pegasus Xc
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 7
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 22
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 29
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Sydney Harbour-Rose Bay SPB, NSW (RSE) (   Australien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Sydney Harbour-Rose Bay SPB, NSW (RSE), Australien
Flug nach:Townsville Airport, QLD (TSV/YBTL), Australien
Shortly after takeoff from Rose Bay, Sydney the electric flap motor failed and the wing flaps were retracted by hand. Twenty minutes into the flight oil pressure on starboard inner engine fell below normal levels and the captain decided to return to Rose Bay.
On approach the flying boat stalled after completing a side slip manoeuvre. The impact caused a major failure of the hull which allowed extensive break-up of the fuselage. One passenger drowned.



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