ASN Aircraft accident Short Sunderland GR.5 SZ565 Calshot RAF Station
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Date:Friday 16 November 1951
Type:Silhouette image of generic ss25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Short Sunderland GR.5
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: SZ565
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft 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:
Bounced on landing
Runway mishap

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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