Crash of a Short S.17 Kent off Mirabella: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 22, 1936
Type of aircraft: Short S.17 Kent (30078)">
Operator: Imperial Airways (30983)">
Registration:
G-ABFA
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Alexandria – Mirabella – Brindisi – Southampton
MSN:
S.758
YOM:
1930
Country: Greece (13269)">
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Christened 'Scipio', the seaplane aircraft hit waves while landing in the Mirabella harbor, Crete. It went out of control and plunged into water before coming to rest with broken wings. Two passengers were killed while all nine other occupants were injured.
Causes:
Strong lateral winds while landing on rough sea.

Crash of a Short S.8 Calcutta in Alexandria: 12 killed

Date & Time: Dec 31, 1935 at 1915 LT
Type of aircraft: Short S.8 Calcutta (29988)">
Operator: Imperial Airways (30983)">
Registration:
G-AASJ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
London – Brindisi – Mirabella – Alexandria
MSN:
S.752
YOM:
1929
Location: Alexandria (16791)"> Alexandria (13562)">
Country: Egypt (13349)">
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
12
Circumstances:
While approaching Alexandria, the seaplane aircraft stalled and crashed into the sea, two kilometers off shore. Only the captain survived while all twelve other occupants were killed.
Causes:
All four engines stopped on approach, maybe following a fuel starvation.