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Last updated: 8 December 2021
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Date:Sunday 28 June 1953
Type:Short Sunderland MR.5
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: RN269
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Sangley Point Air Base (   Philippines)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Sunderland RN269, operated by the 205 Squadron, landed at Sangley Pount, Philippines. After planing the waves, it was forced into the air and struck the water again. The crew carried out an overshoot because water had entered the flight deck. It appeared that there were holes in the bottom fuselage as well as planing surface. The crew then landed in shallow water were the Sunderland sank nose down.

Sources:
» Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
» Last take-off : a record of RAF aircraft losses 1950 to 1953 / C. Cummings


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