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Accident description
Last updated: 16 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 28 April 1941
Type:Short Sunderland III
Operator:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registration: T9075
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 11
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Iris Sea (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Sunderland operated on a U-Boat patrol flight out of Angle Bay near RAF Pembroke Docks.
The crew failed to locate the landing site at Angle Bay after returning from the patrol flight. Being low on fuel, the flying boat was ditched in total darkness. The Sunderland broke on impact.

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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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