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Last updated: 21 April 2021
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Date:Thursday 11 June 1942
Type:Short Sunderland I
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: L5805
Msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:South Atlantic (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bathurst-Jeswang Airport, Gambia
Destination airport:Freetown-Hastings Airport (HGS/GFHA), Sierra Leone
Narrative:
Crashed on patrol.

Sources:
» Air Historical Branch 5 (RAF)


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Distance from Bathurst-Jeswang Airport to Freetown-Hastings Airport as the crow flies is 678 km (424 miles).

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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