Date & Time: Dec 31, 1935 at 1915 LT
Type of aircraft:
Short S.8 Calcutta
Operator:
Registration:
G-AASJ
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
London – Brindisi – Mirabella – Alexandria
MSN:
S.752
YOM:
1929
Country:
Egypt
Region:
Africa
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
3
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
9
Other fatalities:
0
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.
Probable cause:
All four engines stopped on approach, maybe following a fuel starvation.