Unfallbericht:Short Sunderland flying boat JM709 of 228 Sqn RAF took off from RAF Station, Pembroke Dock at 05:37 on 6 January 1944, to carry out an anti-submarine patrol in the Bay of Biscay. There was no messages received from the aircraft after takeoff, and it failed to return to base. It was assumed that the aircraft and crew were lost at sea.
|Datum:||Donnerstag 6 Januar 1944|
|Flugzeugtyp:||Short Sunderland III|
|Fluggesellschaft:||Royal Air Force - RAF|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 11 / Insassen: 11|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 11 / Insassen: 11 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||Bay of Biscay ( Atlantischer Ozean)
|Flugphase:|| Während des Fluges (ENR)|
|Flug von:||Pembroke Dock RAF Station, Großbritannien|
|Flug nach:||Pembroke Dock RAF Station, Großbritannien|
» Missing with no known grave / by Alan Storr
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Pembroke Dock RAF Station to Pembroke Dock RAF Station as the crow flies is NAN km (NAN 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.