ASN logo
Last updated: 21 November 2019
Date:Wednesday 10 November 1943
Type:Short Sunderland III
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: EK572
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Spanish coast (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Pembroke Dock RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
The Sunderland flying boat was attacked by enemy aircraft and crashed into the sea. It broke up upon impact

» Flypast 05/2000


Add your photo of this accident or aircraft
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.
languages: languages


Short S.25

  • 749 built
  • 53rd loss
  • 37th fatal accident
  • 3rd worst accident (at the time)
  • 11th worst accident (currently)
» safety profile

 Atlantic Ocean
  • 4th worst accident (at the time)
  • 40th worst accident (currently)
» safety profile