Narrative:The Sunderland flying boat was conduction trials in Felixstowe Harbour. The trials were meant to assess the effect of operating from rough seas. The Sunderland sustained severe damage during these trials.
|Date:||Friday 14 March 1952|
|Type:||Short Sunderland MR.5|
|Operator:||Royal Air Force - RAF|
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|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Felixstowe, Suffolk (United Kingdom)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
» 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
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.