Narrative:The flying boat hit a swell on landing and bounced. It nosed in.
|Date:||Saturday 4 June 1955|
|Type:||Short Sunderland MR.5|
|Operator:||Royal Air Force - RAF|
|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)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Departure airport:||Calshot RAF Station, United Kingdom|
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.
» Owen J Vaughan (E-mail, 13-3-2012)
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.