Accident Blackburn L.1C Bluebird IV G-AAUT, Monday 12 January 1931
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Date:Monday 12 January 1931
Time:day
Type:Blackburn L.1C Bluebird IV
Owner/operator:North Sea Aerial & General Transport Ltd
Registration: G-AAUT
MSN: SB.225
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:North Sea, Harwich Harbour, off Felixstowe, Suffolk -   United Kingdom
Phase: En route
Nature:Test
Departure airport:MAAE Fliexstowe, Suffolk
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
One of two Bluebird Mk.IV Seaplanes (fitted with floats)(the other was G-ABGF) First registered (C of R 2436) as G-AAUT on 8.5.30 to North Sea Aerial & General Transport Ltd., Brough Aerodrome, Brough, East Yorkshire. C of A 2507 issued 16.5.30.

Written off 12.1.31: Blackburn Bluebird seaplane crashed in misty weather. Both crew - Flight Lt Gray and a civilian passenger - were rescued uninjured by a motor launch. Machine fell into the sea at Harwich Harbour near Felixstowe Station. Seaplane sank: the aircraft was on loan to Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment (MAEE).

Registration G-AAUT cancelled by the Air Ministry 2.5.31 due to "destruction or permanent withdrawal from use of aircraft"

Sources:

1. http://afleetingpeace.org/index.php/15-aeroplanes/75-register-gb-g-aa
2. https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/HistoricalMaterial/G-AAUT.pdf
3. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_G-A1.html
4. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?13889-January-1931-RAF-Accident-List-Can-you-add-any-more-info&styleid=3
5. http://www.orpheusweb.co.uk/vicsmith/OldAccs/Jan31.html

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Nov-2017 01:45 Dr. John Smith Added
14-Oct-2019 19:11 Sergey L. Updated [Cn, Narrative]

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