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Last updated: 17 June 2021
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Datum:Sonntag 19 Dezember 1943
Flugzeugtyp:Short Sunderland III
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Air Force - RAF
Kennzeichen: DW106
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Sachschaden: Vermisst
Konsequenzen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Unfallort:vom Land entfernt von Portuguese coast (   Atlantischer Ozean)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Pembroke Dock RAF Station, Großbritannien
Flug nach:Gibraltar-North Front RAF Station (GIB/LXGB), Gibraltar
Unfallbericht:
Sunderland DW106 of 270 Sqn RAF took off at 23:45 hours on 18 December 1943 in transit flight from RAF Station Pembroke Dock, failed to arrive at Gibraltar.
It was reported that a distress IFF signal was picked up 30 miles off Cape St Vincent by Sunderland EK589 which was following DW106. this being the only information regarding the possible location of the missing aircraft. A thorough search of the area failed to locate the aircraft or crew.

Informationsquelle:
» Missing with no known grave / by Alan Storr


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Pembroke Dock RAF Station to Gibraltar-North Front RAF Station as the crow flies is 1717 km (1073 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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