Date & Time: Mar 12, 1939
Operator:
Registration:
G-ADUY
Flight Phase:
Taxiing
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
S.816
YOM:
1935
Country:
Indonesia
Region:
Asia
Crew on board:
5
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The seaplane aircraft christened 'Capella' was performing an international schedule flight on behalf of Qantas. While taxiing in the harbor of Batavia (Jakarta), the aircraft hit a unknown floating object and the pilot interrupted the departure procedure to return to his initial point. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair by immersion while all eight occupants were uninjured.
Causes:
Collision with an unknown floating object.