Accident description
Last updated: 29 November 2014
Status:
Date:Monday 31 January 1944
Time:ca 23:30
Type:Short Sunderland
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: DW110
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 13
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Blue Stack Mountains, Donegal (   Ireland) show on map
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Pembroke Dock RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Sunderland had been on a patrol mission for 13 hours and drifted off course over Ireland, while heading for Lough Erne. It flew into a very steep slope 200 feet below the top of a 2219 feet summit.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Sunderland DW110
» Foreign Aircraft Landings in Ireland 1939 - 1946


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs 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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