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Datum:Samstag 23 August 1947
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic SAND model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Short S.25 Sandringham 5
Fluggesellschaft:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Kennzeichen: G-AHZB
Werknummer: SH.38C
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 8
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 7 / Insassen: 18
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 10 / Insassen: 26
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Bahrain Marine Air Base (   Bahrain)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Internationaler Linienflug
Flug von:Karachi (unknown airport), Pakistan
Flug nach:Bahrain Marine Air Base, Bahrain
Unfallbericht:
The Sandringham flying boat touched the water at the Bahrain Marine Air Base at an indicated airspeed of 85-90 knots. The captain eased the control column back to counteract a nose down tendency. The aircraft left the water for 1-2 seconds during which time engine power was added. It touched down again smoothly, but suddenly swung violently to the left. According to the investigators, the captain had employed an incorrect technique for approaching and alighting.

Informationsquelle:
» Flight International 19 February 1948 (p.200)


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