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Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 22 August 1942
Time:00:23 UTC
Type:Short Sunderland
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: W4029
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 12
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Gibraltar-North Front RAF Station (GIB) (   Gibraltar)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Gibraltar-North Front RAF Station (GIB/LXGB), Gibraltar
Narrative:
Sunderland W4029 was returning from operations and on the approach to land at Gibraltar it crashed into the sea and sank. The depth chares on board exploded.

Sources:
» RAAF fatalities in Second World War among RAAF personnel serving on attachment in Royal Air Force Squadrons and Support Units / by Alan Storr, 2006


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