21 June 2024 Civil/General Aviation » Accidents - Civil » 1930 - 1939  

27.10.30 Dornier Società Anonima Navigazione Aerea   Flying boat diverted to Malta due to bad weather, landing at Marsaxlokk Bay, departing the following day.
16.02.32 Dornier Do J Wal Jupiter VIII R   I-AZEA Force landed with engine trouble at a point 30 miles SW of Delimara at 08:50 hours local time. A 202 squadron float plane was dispatched to locate the aircraft with assistance of DF bearing from Hal-Far, and stood by until the arrival of HMS Brilliant, which took on the passengers and crew and eventually landed at Kalafrana at 19:30 hours the same day. The flying boat having capsized during towing.

On the 17th, two 202 squadron aircraft located the aircraft and again was towed by a destroyer, arriving at base at noon. What remained of the aircraft was lifted out of the water on the 18th.
28.04.32 Piaggio Dornier Wal SA Navigatione Aerea I-AZDI Ditched 25 miles off Tripoli on a flight from Malta.
03.11.32 Dornier Wal-Cabina Società Anonima di Navigazione Aerea – SANA I-AZDL Aircraft was forced to land on the water due to engine trouble when flying from Tripoli to Malta. A passing ship rescued the eighteen passengers and crew, but the aircraft was lost during the towing operation.
14.11.33   SANA   Flying boat force landed near Malta. 2 Fairey IIIF aircraft from 202 Squadron kept watch until flying boat was taken in tow.
16.04.34   SANA   Force landed in the sea, 40 miles SW of Malta, towed to Calafrana the following morning.
22.09.34 HP W.10 National Air Displays G-EBMR Written off at Hal-Far.
22.09.34 Airspeed AS.5 Courier Sir Alan Cobham G-ABXN Landed at 18:00 due to a broken throttle, finally leaving the island on 10 October at 07:30. Additional details in Special Flights page.
06.03.35 Short S.17 Kent Imperial Airways   From this day, Imperial temporarily changed part of their routing Brindisi-Athens-Mirabella-Alexandria to Brindisi-Malta-Benghazi-Mersa Matruh-Alexandria due to troubles in Greece. The airline went back to the original routing on the 16th.
22.06.35 Savoia Marchetti S-66 Ala Lottoria I-NAVE Damaged beyond repair in a night landing at Malta. According to the Times of Malta report, no registration or operator name was given, but the date of entering service was listed as the 15th of the same month. Cause of incident given was "when the plane flattened for a good landing and was caught in an air pocket when only 50 feet from the sea". It also stated that air pockets at that altitude were rare, if possible at all. One of the passengers was given as a General Varzi.
25.06.35       An Italian flying boat landed in water 15 miles from Valletta. SAR provided by a 202 squadron Short Scapa flying boat.
21.12.39 Lockheed 14 Super Electra Imperial Airways G-AFYU Aircraft was on a Malta – London Croydon flight, when it was forced to ditch in the sea between Malta and Sicily. 11 Occupants, 5 fatalities. Electra had arrived from the UK on the 19th at 08:50, departing for Sollum, Egypt, the following day at 08:55. So this was the return flight to the UK.
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