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Last updated: 14 July 2020
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Date:Saturday 29 May 1943
Time:20:40
Type:Short Sunderland Mk II
Operator:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registration: T9114
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Angle Airport (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Sunderland flying boat alighted in open ocean to rescue survivors of two crashed aircraft: Sunderland JM675 and an Armstrong Whitworth Whitley bomber (BD282). Survivors were transferred to the Free French destroyer 'La Combattante'. The Sunderland was taken in tow but the bollard broke. The hull was subsequently damaged during takeoff. The captain decided to land the flying boat on a regular airport at Angle, U.K.

Classification:
Forced landing on runway

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