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Last updated: 5 December 2021
Datum:woensdag 13 februari 1946
Type:Short Sunderland GR.5
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registratie: VB885
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 10 / inzittenden: 10
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 10 / inzittenden: 10
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Lee-on-Solent (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Calshot RAF Station, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
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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