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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Friday 16 November 1951
Type:Short Sunderland GR.5
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: SZ565
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Calshot RAF Station (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Calshot RAF Station, United Kingdom
Narrative:
The flying boat bounced and crashed during a night-time landing. The flying boat immediately sank up to the wings.

Classification:

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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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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