1939 Atlantic Ocean Imperial Airways Short Empire Flying Boat Sinking

1939 Atlantic Ocean Imperial Airways Short Empire Flying Boat Sinking

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Imperial Airways Short Empire flying boat, Cavalier, en route from New York, New York, to Bermuda, ditched and sank on 21 January 1939, when she suffered a loss of power and put down onto a heavy sea, subsequently sinking 285 miles (459 km) southeast of New York, with the loss of three lives. Ten survivors were picked up by the tanker Esso Baytown after ten hours in the water. Imperial Airways was the early British commercial long range air transport company, operating from 1924 to 1939 and serving parts of Europe but principally the Empire routes to South Africa, India and the Far East, including Malaya and Hong Kong. There were local partnership companies; Qantas (Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Ltd) in Australia and TEAL (Tasman Empire Airways Ltd) in New Zealand.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Pon Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136083140
  • 9786136083148