Accident description
Last updated: 1 October 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 4 June 1955
Type:Short Sunderland MR.5
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: RN288
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Eastbourne, Sussex (   United Kingdom) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Calshot RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The flying boat hit a swell on landing and bounced. It nosed in.
The Sunderland, detached from Pembroke Dock to Calshot, was participating in the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) celebrations at Eastbourne and was in the process of dropping off an airman on leave.


Sources:
» Owen J Vaughan (E-mail, 13-3-2012)


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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.
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