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Datum:zaterdag 28 februari 1942
Type:Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat Mk I
Vloog voor:Qantas Empire Airways
Gehuurd van:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Registratie: G-AETZ
Constructienummer: S.842
Bouwjaar: 1937-08-13 (4 years 7 months)
Aantal vlieguren:7000
Motoren: 4 Bristol Pegasus Xc
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 18 / inzittenden: 18
Totaal:slachtoffers: 22 / inzittenden: 22
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:ca 400 km S off Cilacap, Java, Indonesia (   Grote Oceaan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:Broome Airport, WA (BME/YBRM), AustraliŽ
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 Networkís 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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