Date & Time: Nov 27, 1938
Operator:
Registration:
G-AETW
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Positioning
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Southampton – Sydney
MSN:
S.839
YOM:
1937
Country:
Iraq
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
4
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
4
Circumstances:
The crew lost his orientation while flying by night in a sandstorm. Pilot decided to reduce his altitude to maintain a visual contact with the ground when the seaplane christened 'Calpurnia' hit the ground at full power and crashed. All four crew members were killed.