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Datum:Donnerstag 18 November 1943
Zeit:21:25
Flugzeugtyp:Short Sunderland III
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Air Force - RAF
Kennzeichen: W4036
Werknummer:
Baujahr: 1942
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 8
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 8
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Lough Erne (   Großbritannien)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Militär
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Unfallbericht:
The Short Sunderland III, operated by the RAF 201 Sqn was practicing takeoffs and landings in Lough Erne. On one attempt it overshot the flare path and the port wing struck the surface of the lake. The pilot lost control and the Sunderland crashed off the Cliffs of Magho, bursting into flames.

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