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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 28004
Last updated: 8 November 2019
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Date:21-MAY-1924
Time:
Type:Supermarine Sea Eagle
Owner/operator:British Marine Air Navigation Company
Registration: G-EBFK
C/n / msn: 1163
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Woolston, Southampton, Hampshire
Destination airport:Guernsey, Channel Islands
Narrative:
Three aircraft were constructed, G-EBFK, G-EBGR and G-EBGS and the regular service between Southampton and Guernsey began on 25 September 1923 (the planned service to France was never implemented). This was the world's first scheduled passenger air service by flying boat. However, G-EBFK crashed on landing at St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands

NOTE: 21 May 1924 was the date that the civil registration G-EBFK was cancelled by the CAA due to "destruction or permanent withdrawal from use of aircraft" and not necessarily the same date that it crashed. One source gives the crash date as 30th November 1923 - some six months earlier

Sources:

1. Andrews C.F. and Morgan, E.B. Supermarine Aircraft since 1914. London:Putnam, 1987. ISBN 0-85177-800-3.
2. Jackson, A.J. British Civil Aircraft 1919-1972:Volume III. London:Putnam, 1988. ISBN 0-85177-818-6.
3. London, Peter. British Flying Boats. Sutton Publishers Ltd. 2003. ISBN 0-7509-2695-3
4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermarine_Sea_Eagle#Service
5. http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-EBFK.pdf
6. http://www.edcoatescollection.com/ac5/ROW%20Europe/G-EBFK.html
7. http://www.hampshireairfields.co.uk/airfields/fleet.html
8. http://www.imperial-airways.co.uk/Aircraft_page_4.html

Supermarine Sea Eagle

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
23-Feb-2014 02:39 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]

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