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Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 9 April 1940
Type:Short Sunderland
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: L2167
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Sylling (   Norway)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Pembroke Dock RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Sunderland L2167 of the RAF 210 Squadron, was shot down on a reconnaissance mission. Nine members of the crew were killed. A tenth crewman, Welshman Ogwyn George, survived a fall of 3,000 ft without a parachute.

Sources:
» Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust


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