Accident description
Last updated: 25 July 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 28 January 1951
Time:ca 08:40
Type:Short S.25 Sunderland GR.5
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: PP107
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mt. Yuli (   Taiwan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Hong Kong-Kai Tak RAF Station (HKG/VHHH), Hong Kong
Destination airport:Iwakuni MCAS (RJOI), Japan
Narrative:
Sunderland PP107 from the RAF 205 Squadron, was on a support mission for the UN Command during the Korean War. The flying boat flew into a Taiwanese mountain at an elevation of 5000 feet in poor visibility.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» Military aviation disasters : significant losses since 1908 / D. Gero, 1999
» 205/209 Sunderland Squadron RAF Seletar
» British airmen can finally rest in peace (Taipei Times, Nov 17, 2005, Page 4)


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Distance from Hong Kong-Kai Tak RAF Station to Iwakuni MCAS as the crow flies is 2183 km (1364 miles).

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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