Accident
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Statuts:
Date:mercredi 25 mars 1953
Type/Sous-type:Short Sunderland GR.5
Compagnie:Royal Air Force - RAF
Immatriculation: PP148
Numéro de série:
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 4 / à bord: 10
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 4 / à bord: 10
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Iwakuni NAS (   Japon) show on map
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:?
Aéroport de destination:Iwakuni MCAS (RJOI), Japon
Détails:
The Sunderland flying boat arrived near Iwakuni NAS but the crew were told the sea was choppy due to a gusty wind. They decided to circle the area to wait for the weather to improve. It was dark by the time they attempted to land again. The airplane struck the sea heavily and overshot. The crew then decided to land after sunrise. After landing it struck heavy seas. The nose broke and the Sunderland came to rest on its back.

Sources:
» 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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