- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: January 09, 1943
Time: 10:30
Location: Near Cabo Ruivo, Marine Base, Lisbon, Portugal
Operator: British Overseas Airways
Flight #: ?
Route: Lisbon - London
AC Type: Short S-26 (flying boat)
Registration: G-AFCK
cn / ln: S-873
Aboard: 15   (passengers:11  crew:4)
Fatalities: 13   (passengers:10  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: Crashed into the River Tagus after a fire broke out aboard the plane. While attempting an emergency landing the ship porpoised and slamed back down and broke up. The separation of a cylinder may have thrown out oil and started the blaze.
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