Accident Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat Mk I G-ADVA, Wednesday 24 March 1937
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Date:Wednesday 24 March 1937
Type:Silhouette image of generic ss23 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Short S.23 Empire Flying Boat Mk I
Owner/operator:Imperial Airways
Registration: G-ADVA
MSN: S.818
Year of manufacture:1937
Engine model:Bristol Pegasus Xc
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:1,6 km NNE of Ouroux -   France
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Southampton water
Destination airport:Marseille-Marignane Airport (MRS/LFML)
The flying boat flew into a mountainside during a heavy snow shower, sliding on the ground for ca 300 m before coming to a stop at the edge of a wood. Three of the crew were killed instantly, the only woman passenger and the cabin attendant died some hours later. The radio operator went for help. He is said to have been killed in an air crash 12 years later on a flight London to Malta.


Empire flying boats of Imperial Airways QANTAS Australia TEAL New Zealand
Voyageur de Mémoire Ouroux


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