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Accident description
Last updated: 14 December 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 13 October 1939
Time:18:40
Type:Short Sunderland I
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: N9045
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Isles of Scilly (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Mount Batten RAF Seaplane Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Mount Batten RAF Seaplane Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
The Sunderland force landed in the Isles of Scilly during a gale owing to a lack of fuel. It lost the port float. The crew were rescued by a nearby ship, during which the ship collided with the stricken Sunderland and sank it quickly.

Crew: Pilot: 37179 Flt.Lt. Ernest Leslie Hyde RAF ok, (died 29/04/42 while serving with 248 Sqn.). Co-pilot: P/O. W.H. Tremar ok. W/O. Castle ok. AC Stringer ok. AC Dark ok. AC Perry ok. 547593 AC Dennis Sinclair Lloyd RAF ok, (died 08/04/40 while still with 204 Sqn., while flying in Sunderland L5799. AC Hosking ok. AC Athins ok. AC Arundell ok. AC Marles ok. Lt. Carron ok. W/O. Haley ok.

Sources:
» Commonwealth War Graves Commission
» Coastal Command Losses of the Second World War Vol 1
» rafdavidstowmoor.org


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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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