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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 5 June 1939
Time:ca 08:00
Type:Short Sunderland I
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: L5801
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Johore Straits (   Singapore)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Singapore-Seletar Airport (XSP/WSSL), Singapore
Destination airport:Singapore-Seletar Airport (XSP/WSSL), Singapore
Narrative:
Dived into sea after takeoff, due to control problems.

Sources:
» Air Britain RAF Aircraft L1000 - N9999
» The Straits Times, 5 June 1939, Page 12
» The Straits Times, 6 June 1939, Page 12


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