Date & Time: Apr 19, 1931
Operator:
Registration:
G-EBMW
Flight Type:
Postal (mail)
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
London – Batavia – Kupang – Sydney
MSN:
236
YOM:
1925
Country:
Indonesia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
While approaching Kupang, all three engine quit. Crew attempted an emergency landing in a prairie located 16 km from the airport but on landing, aircraft hit rocks, lost its main gear and came to rest. While both crew were unhurt, aircraft christened 'City of Cairo' was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Engine failure caused by fuel exhaustion.