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Last updated: 17 April 2021
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Date:Sunday 18 July 1954
Type:Short Sunderland MR.5
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: VB887
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) SE of Cheung Chau Island (   Hong Kong)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Sunderland lost a float on takeoff. It was abandoned, capsized and sank.
The aircraft operated on a training flight.

Sources:
» Diário de Lisboa 18 July 1954, p16
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley


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