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Last updated: 22 June 2021
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Datum:zondag 19 december 1943
Type:Short Sunderland III
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registratie: DW106
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 9
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 9
Schade: Vermist
Gevolgen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Plaats:van Portuguese coast (   Atlantische Oceaan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Pembroke Dock RAF Station, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Gibraltar-North Front RAF Station (GIB/LXGB), Gibraltar
Beschrijving:
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.

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


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Pembroke Dock RAF Station en Gibraltar-North Front RAF Station bedraagt 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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