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Date:Wednesday 28 July 1943
Type:Short S.25 Sunderland III
Operator:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Registration: G-AGES
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 18
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 25
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Brandon village, Dingle Penninsula (   Ireland)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Lisboa-Cabo Ruivo Seaplane Base, Portugal
Destination airport:Foynes, Ireland
Narrative:
The Sunderland impacted high ground named Slieveglass at 2000 ft while descending in fog.
The aircraft operated on a flight from Lagos. Nigeria to Foynes via Lisbon, Portugal.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Foreign Aircraft Landings in Ireland 1939 - 1946


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accident date: 28-07-1943
type: Short S.25 Sunderland III
registration: G-AGES
 
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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