Hull-loss description
Last updated: 18 September 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 26 March 1950
Type:Short S.25 Sunderland GR.5
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: SZ573
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Singapore-Seletar SPB (   Singapore)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Singapore-Seletar Airport (XSP/WSSL), Singapore
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Whilst the aircraft was being prepared for a sortie, a bomb exploded. The flying boat heeled over and sank in 30 feet of water.

Sources:
» The Singapore Free Press, 27 March 1950, Page 1
» 205/209 Sunderland Squadron RAF Seletar
» Last take-off : a record of RAF aircraft losses 1950 to 1953 / C. Cummings
» The Straits Times, 27 March 1950, Page 1


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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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