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Last updated: 21 November 2019
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Date:Saturday 12 August 1944
Type:Short Sunderland
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: NJ175
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Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
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Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Corlea (   Ireland)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Sunderland flying boat suffered an engine failure during takeoff from Castle Archdale. The crew made a crash-landing after jettisoning the depth charges and while jettisoning fuel. A fire started after crash and burnt out the forward section and wings.

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» Foreign Aircraft Landings in Ireland 1939 - 1946


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