Airplane Crash - Chessell Down Hants, England 11/15/1957

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Chessell Down Hants, England


Date11/15/1957
Time22:54
LocationChessell Down Hants, England
OperatorAquilla Airways
RouteSouthhampton - Lisbona
TypeShort Solent 3 (flying boat)
RegistrationG-AKNU
Cn/InS-1299
Aboard58
Fatalities43
Ground0
SummaryThe 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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