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Datum:Samstag 28 Februar 1942
Flugzeugtyp:Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat Mk I
Betrieben durch:Qantas Empire Airways
Gemietet von :British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Kennzeichen: G-AETZ
Werknummer: S.842
Baujahr: 1937-08-13 (4 years 7 months)
Triebwerk: 4 Bristol Pegasus Xc
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 18 / Insassen: 18
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 22 / Insassen: 22
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:ca 400 km S off Cilacap, Java, Indonesia (   Pacific Ocean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Internationaler außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:?
Flug nach:Broome Airport, WA (BME/YBRM), Australien
The aircraft, named Circe, was engaged in the evacuation of civilians and military personnel from Tjilatjap (now Cilacap), Netherlands East Indies (now Indonesia), to Broome, Australia. It was shot down by a Japanese bomber which was on a maritime patrol from Denpasar, Bali.

» G-AETZ. Short S-23C Empire Flying Boat. c/n S.842.


photo of Short-S-23-Empire-Flying-Boat-Mk-I-G-AETZ
accident date: 28-02-1942
type: Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat Mk I
registration: G-AETZ
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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