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Last updated: 29 November 2020
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Date:Friday 20 April 1945
Time:19:36
Type:Short Sunderland III
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: DD855
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Engines: 4 Bristol Pegasus XVIII
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Alness, Scotland (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
After the aircraft was airborne the outer port engine caught fire. The pilot landed back on the lake but the crew were not successful in extinguishing the fire, which spread rapidly along the port wing. The engine and then the wing fell off and the Sunderland then sank.

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