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Date:dimanche 24 janvier 1943
Heure:ca 19:30
Type/Sous-type:Short Sunderland III
Compagnie:Royal Air Force - RAF
Immatriculation: DV979
Numéro de série:
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 9 / à bord: 12
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 9 / à bord: 12
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:de Black Rock, Isle of Islay (   Royaume Uni)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Bowmore Seaplane Base, Royaume Uni
Aéroport de destination:Bowmore Seaplane Base, Royaume Uni
Détails:
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.

Sources:
» 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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