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Last updated: 9 December 2021
Date:mercredi 13 février 1946
Type/Sous-type:Short Sunderland GR.5
Compagnie:Royal Air Force - RAF
Immatriculation: VB885
Numéro de série:
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 10 / à bord: 10
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 10 / à bord: 10
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Lee-on-Solent (   Royaume Uni)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Aéroport de départ:Calshot RAF Station, Royaume Uni
Aéroport de destination:?
An almost new Short Sunderland GR.V operated by RAF's 302FTU,took of from Calshot, U.K. on a ferry flight to Karachi. Immediately after take off one of the engines failed and the pilot decided to return to Calshot. The first attempt at landing was aborted and the aircraft went round for another approach. However, in the dark and with apparently poor visibility, the pilot apparently misjudged his rate of descent and the aircraft impacted the sea about 100 yards from Lee-on-Solent pier and caught fire. All ten crew were killed in the crash.



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