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Date:Thursday 22 April 1943
Type:Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat Mk I
Operator:Qantas
Registration: VH-ADU
MSN: S.844
First flight: 1937-09-11 (5 years 7 months)
Total airframe hrs:6500
Engines: 4 Bristol Pegasus Xc
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 27
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 31
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Port Moresby (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Townsville Airport, QLD (TSV/YBTL), Australia
Destination airport:Port Moresby Harbour Seaplane Base, Papua New Guinea
Narrative:
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

Classification:
Loss of control

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


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