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Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 24 June 1941
Type:Short Sunderland I
Operating for:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registration: P9603
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 12
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Popton Point, Milford Haven (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Mount Batten RAF Seaplane Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Mount Batten RAF Seaplane Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
Sunderland P9603 departed RAF Mount Batten, at 21:00 hours to carry out a reconnaissance patrol. While attempting to alight after the completion of the patrol , the aircraft overshot the flare path and crashed on rocks off Popton Point, Milford Haven. The three Pilots of the aircraft were seriously injured, but the airmen members of the crew escaped with minor injuries and shock. Sqn Ldr Hick and FO Scutts died later of their injuries.

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» Australian War Memorial


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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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