Beschrijving: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.
|Datum:||zondag 28 juni 1953|
|Type:||Short Sunderland MR.5|
|Luchtvaartmaatschappij:||Royal Air Force - RAF|
|Bemanning:||slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: |
|Passagiers:||slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: |
|Totaal:||slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: |
|Gevolgen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Plaats:||van Sangley Point AB (Filippijnen)
|Fase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Vliegveld van vertrek:||?|
|Vliegveld van aankomst:||?|
» 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.