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Last updated: 17 April 2021
Status:
Date:Sunday 14 October 1951
Type:Short Sunderland GR.5
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: RN277
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Iwakuni NAS (   Japan)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
Blown ashore in typhoon. The flying boat was unserviceable at the time so it could not be flown to safety when the typhoon warning came.

Classification:
Damaged on the ground

Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» Last take-off : a record of RAF aircraft losses 1950 to 1953 / C. Cummings


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photo of Short-Sunderland-GR-5-RN277
accident date: 14-10-1951
type: Short Sunderland GR.5
registration: RN277
 
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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