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Last updated: 14 April 2021
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Date:Wednesday 3 December 1941
Time:18:30
Type:Short Sunderland
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: W3988
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 11
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Carrowmore near Doonbeg, County Clare (   Ireland)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed into the sea under unknown circumstances. Nine crew members died in the crash.

Probable Cause:

http://www.csn.ul.ie/~dan/war/w3988.htm

Sources:
» Foreign Aircraft Landings Ireland 1939-1945


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