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Last updated: 20 October 2019
Status:
Date:Sunday 27 April 1941
Time:10:07
Type:Short Sunderland I
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: L5807
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kalafrana Bay (   Malta)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
Set alight by a Luftwaffe Messerschmitt Bf.109 of 7./JG 26, believed to be flown by air ace Joachim Müncheberg. The flying boat sank.
The Sunderland had just arrived after escorting eight Hawker Hurricane's and a Fairey Fulmar to Malta.

Classification:
Destroyed on ground
Damaged on the ground

Sources:
» Air Battle of Malta Aircraft Losses and Crash Sites, 1940 - 1942 / A.Rogers, 2017
» Air Britain RAF Aircraft L1000 - N9999
» Aces of the Luftwaffe


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accident date: 27-04-1941
type: Short Sunderland I
registration: L5807
 
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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