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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Date:Friday 20 April 1945
Type:Short Sunderland III
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: DD855
First flight:
Engines: 4 Bristol Pegasus XVIII
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Alness, Scotland (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
After the aircraft was airborne the outer port engine caught fire. The pilot landed back on the lake but the crew were not successful in extinguishing the fire, which spread rapidly along the port wing. The engine and then the wing fell off and the Sunderland then sank.



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