Airplane Crash - Bahrain, Persian Gulf 08/23/1947

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Bahrain, Persian Gulf


Date08/23/1947
LocationBahrain, Persian Gulf
OperatorBritish Overseas Airways
RouteKarachi - Bahrain
TypeShort Sandringham 5 (flying boat)
RegistrationG-AHZB
Cn/InSH-38C
Aboard26
Fatalities10
Ground0
SummaryHeavy water landing. The captain misjudged the approach and allowed the aircraft to touchdown heavily, short of the flarepath. He then failed to maintain control during the bounce and the aircraft struck the water in a nose-down attitude.

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