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Last updated: 21 April 2021
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Date:Thursday 18 November 1943
Time:21:25
Type:Short Sunderland III
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: W4036
Msn:
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lough Erne (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Short Sunderland III, operated by the RAF 201 Sqn was practicing takeoffs and landings in Lough Erne. On one attempt it overshot the flare path and the port wing struck the surface of the lake. The pilot lost control and the Sunderland crashed off the Cliffs of Magho, bursting into flames.

Sources:
» George Smith's Home Page - WW II memorial page
» forum.keypublishing.com
» Sunderland Armed Forces Network
» WORLDWAR2-L Archives


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