Narrative:Sunderland RN269, operated by the 205 Squadron, landed at Sangley Pount, Philippines. After planing the waves, it was forced into the air and struck the water again. The crew carried out an overshoot because water had entered the flight deck. It appeared that there were holes in the bottom fuselage as well as planing surface. The crew then landed in shallow water were the Sunderland sank nose down.
|Date:||Sunday 28 June 1953|
|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:||off Sangley Point AB (Philippines)
|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.