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Last updated: 4 December 2021
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Date:Wednesday 14 March 1945
Type:Short Sunderland III
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: ML743
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Cró na Roda Hill (Crownarad), Donegal Co (   Ireland)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed in high ground a half hour after takeoff from Castle Archdale. There was heavy cloud at the time.

Sources:
» Foreign Aircraft Landings in Ireland 1939 - 1946
» RAAF fatalities in Second World War among RAAF personnel serving on attachment in Royal Air Force Squadrons and Support Units / by Alan Storr, 2006


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accident date: 14-03-1945
type: Short Sunderland III
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accident date: 14-03-1945
type: Short Sunderland III
registration: ML743
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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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