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Last updated: 27 January 2022
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Datum:Sonntag 24 Januar 1943
Zeit:ca 19:30
Flugzeugtyp:Short Sunderland III
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Air Force - RAF
Kennzeichen: DV979
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 12
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 12
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:vom Land entfernt von Black Rock, Isle of Islay (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Bowmore Seaplane Base, Großbritannien
Flug nach:Bowmore Seaplane Base, Großbritannien
Unfallbericht:
The No.246 Sqn, RAF Short Sunderland flying boat took off from Bowmore at 07:24 on an operational patrol, carrying out a parallel track search over sea. The Sunderland was supposed to have returned at 18:10, just before last light. They arrived in the area about 50 minutes late over Bowmore with insufficient fuel to divert to Lough Erne.
The flare path in the sea was ignited and the captain was told that he could not overshoot his landing as the landing area finished close to where other aircraft were moored. The captain flew the approach overland from the north and touch down as soon as possible. While approaching the coast the port float struck a building near the shore and the aircraft crashed a short distance beyond it.

Informationsquelle:
» Peak District Air Accident Research (peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk)
» RAAF fatalities in Second World War among RAAF personnel serving on attachment in Royal Air Force Squadrons and Support Units / by Alan Storr, 2006


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