Accident
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Statuts:
Date:samedi 2 janvier 1943
Type/Sous-type:Short Sunderland III
Compagnie:Royal Air Force - RAF
Immatriculation: N9209
Numéro de série:
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 12 / à bord: 12
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 12 / à bord: 12
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:de Port Said (   Egypte)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Alexandria Airport (ALY/HEAX), Egypte
Aéroport de destination:?
Détails:
Short Sunderland N9209 of 230 Sqn RAF was detailed to carry out a ten hour anti-submarine patrol in protection of a convoy between Alexandria and Port Said. The aircraft left Alexandria at 16:00 hours on 1 January 1943. Messages were received from the aircraft until 17:30 hours and at 20:45 hours it was reported in the vicinity of Port Said.
Nothing further was heard from the aircraft from 02:30 hours to 08:30 hours on 2 January 1943. Wreckage was discovered off Port Said and at 11:00 hours the remains of the Captain identified but could not be recovered from the sea.
The cause of the accident is not known, but it is assumed that the aircraft dived to investigate a suspicious spot, and failing to pull out in time crashed into the sea.


Sources:
» Missing with no known grave / by Alan Storr


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