Accident Short Sunderland MR.5 NZ4111,
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Date:Wednesday 4 November 1959
Type:Silhouette image of generic ss25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Short Sunderland MR.5
Owner/operator:Royal New Zealand Air Force - RNZAF
Registration: NZ4111
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Te Whanga Lagoon, Chatham Island -   New Zealand
Phase: Taxi
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After offloading passengers and cargo, the aircraft was taxiing to the start of the take-off run when the fuselage hit an uncharted rock. Although the aircraft was able to be beached under its own power, damage was so severe that the Sunderland never flew again.


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