Date: April 22, 1943
Time: 2000
Location: Off Port Moresby, New Guinea
Operator: Qantas
Flight #: ?
Route: Townsville - Port Moresby
AC Type: Short S-23
Registration: VH-ADU
cn / ln: S-844
Aboard: 31   (passengers:27  crew:4)
Fatalities: 13   (passengers:11  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: Stalled and crashed in poor weather into the water during an emergency landing on the open sea. Broke up in heavy seas.

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