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Last updated: 19 September 2021
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Datum:Freitag 16 Februar 1951
Flugzeugtyp:Short Sunderland GR.5
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Air Force - RAF
Kennzeichen: SZ598
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Béja (   Tunesien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:?
Flug nach:Gibraltar-North Front Airport (GIB/LXGB), Gibraltar
Unfallbericht:
The flying boat was on a ferry flight when it flew into a cloud-shrouded hillside. The flying boat was flying 16 miles off course and 1700 feet below safety height.

Informationsquelle:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» Last take-off : a record of RAF aircraft losses 1950 to 1953 / C. Cummings


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