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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Sunday 10 September 1939
Time:18:30
Type:Short Sunderland I
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: N6135
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Pembroke Dock RAF Station (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kalafrana RAF Station, Malta
Destination airport:Pembroke Dock RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
Landed downwind in bad weather, tore off both wingtip floats. During salvage the Sunderland capsized and beached.

Sources:
» Coastal Command Losses of the Second World War Vol 1.


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Distance from Kalafrana RAF Station to Pembroke Dock RAF Station as the crow flies is 2329 km (1456 miles).

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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