Narrative:The airplane lost a float and an engine after hitting a swell on landing. It was scuttled.
|Date:||Monday 21 June 1954|
|Type:||Short Sunderland MR.5|
|Operator:||Royal Air Force - RAF|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| 1946|
|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 Christmas Island (Christmas Island)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
» The Sunderland Flying-boat Queen / By John Evans, 1993
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
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.