Date & Time: Aug 22, 1936
Type of aircraft:
Short S.17 Kent
Operator:
Registration:
G-ABFA
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Alexandria – Mirabella – Brindisi – Southampton
MSN:
S.758
YOM:
1930
Country:
Greece
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
2
Other fatalities:
0
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.
Probable cause:
Strong lateral winds while landing on rough sea.