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Last updated: 13 April 2021
Date:Tuesday 21 October 1947
Type:Short Sunderland GR.3
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: DV976
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Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:W off Southend Pier (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Felixstowe RNAS, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Felixstowe RNAS, United Kingdom
The no. 3 engine caught fire and fell out. A ditching was attempted but the Sunderland overturned.
The seaplane operated on a strain gauge experimental flight out of Felixstowe.

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