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Last updated: 21 April 2021
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Date:Saturday 5 July 1947
Type:Short Sunderland GR.5
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: PP113
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:32 km (20 mls) N off Inistrahull Island (   Ireland)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Sunderland was engaged in a submarine attack training mission. It flew into the sea.

Sources:
» The Lewiston Daily Sun - Jul 7, 1947
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley


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