ASN Aircraft accident Short Sunderland III PP140 Faroe Islands
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Date:Thursday 5 April 1945
Type:Short Sunderland III
Operator:Royal Norwegian Air Force - RNoAF
Registration: PP140
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:160 km (100 mls) NW of Faroe Islands (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
One of the Sunderland's four engines lost power. The airplane hit the sea in an attempted ditching, overturned and broke up.

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