ASN Aircraft accident Short Sunderland I N6133 Sumburgh Head, United Kingdom
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Status:
Date:Tuesday 9 July 1940
Time:14:47
Type:Short Sunderland I
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: N6133
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First flight:
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Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:140 km (87.5 mls) SW off Sumburgh Head, United Kingdom (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The plane was shot down by German Luftwaffe fighter ace Gordon Gollob flying a Messerschmitt Bf 110.

Sources:
» Sunderland Squadrons of World War 2 / Jon Lake
» Wikipedia: Gordon Gollob


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