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Last updated: 25 June 2018
Datum:Freitag 3 Februar 1950
Flugzeugtyp:Short Sunderland GR.5
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Air Force - RAF
Kennzeichen: PP118
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Calshot RAF Station (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Stehendes (STD)
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The Sunderland was moored at Calshot but the hull access door had not been properly secured. A storm caused water to enter the fuselage and the Sunderland sank. On February 23 a salvage operation was started to retrieve marine markers from the hull in order to minimise the danger from fire and explosion from the damaged petrol tanks. An explosion occurred, inuring two men.

» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» Last take-off : a record of RAF aircraft losses 1950 to 1953 / C. Cummings


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