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Date:Friday 15 February 1946
Type:Short S.25 Sunderland 3
Operator:British Overseas Airways Corporation - BOAC
Registration: G-AGET
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First flight: 1943
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Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Calcutta (   India)
Phase: Standing (STD)
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Narrative:
Burned out while refuelling. The Sunderland flying boat caught fire due to an explosion on an adjacent barge on River Hooghly and was sunk. One fitter was killed and 13 injured; crew unhurt.

Classification:
Damaged on the ground

Sources:
» The Indian Express 16 February 1946, p5
» The Indian Express 28 February 1946, p5


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