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Last updated: 14 April 2021
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Date:Monday 7 September 1942
Type:Short Sunderland
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: W3927
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 13
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 13
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Abu Qir (   Egypt)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The RAF Sunderland took off at night. Shortly after take off the no. 1 engine caught fire and the cockpit filled with smoke. In
attempting to land the aircraft, it crashed into the sea off Abu Qir (also known as Aboukir).

Sources:
» RAAF fatalities in Second World War among RAAF personnel serving on attachment in Royal Air Force Squadrons and Support Units / by Alan Storr, 2006


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