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Status:
Date:Wednesday 4 November 1959
Type:Short Sunderland MR.5
Operator:Royal New Zealand Air Force - RNZAF
Registration: NZ4111
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Te Whanga Lagoon, Chatham Island (   New Zealand)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
After offloading passengers and cargo, the aircraft was taxiing to the start of the take-off run when the fuselage hit an uncharted rock. Although the aircraft was able to be beached under its own power, damage was so severe that the Sunderland never flew again.

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