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Last updated: 15 December 2017
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Date:Thursday 24 April 1941
Time:05:45
Type:Short Sunderland I
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: N9023
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 13
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Langhóll, Fagradalsfjall (   Iceland)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Sunderland was returning to Skerjafjörður, Iceland after a U-boat patrol flight. The weather was low ceiling, heavy rain and poor visibility. The crew failed to located the landing site and the flying boat impacted a hill, caught fire and was totally destroyed.

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» World War II Crash Sites in Iceland


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