Date: November 15, 1957
Time: 22:54
Location: Chessell Down, England
Operator: Aquilla Airways
Flight #: ?
Route: Southhampton - Lisbona
AC Type: Short Solent 3 (flying boat)
Registration: G-AKNU
cn / ln: S-1299
Aboard: 58   (passengers:50  crew:8)
Fatalities: 43   (passengers:35  crew:8)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane crashed into the face of a quarry between Chessel and Brook on the Isle of Wight. The last message transmitted from the aircraft was "No. 4 engine feathered. Coming back in a hurry." Electrical failure or accidental cut-off of the fuel actuator circuit of the No. 3 and No. 4 engines.

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