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Last updated: 21 April 2021
Date:Monday 21 June 1954
Type:Short Sunderland MR.5
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: SZ599
C/n / msn:
First flight: 1946
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Christmas Island (   Christmas Island)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The airplane lost a float and an engine after hitting a swell on landing. It was scuttled.

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