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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Date:Sunday 27 December 1953
Type:Short Sunderland GR.5
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: RN302
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Tsushima Island (   Japan)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
In a time span of ten minutes both engine no. 4 and engine no.2 lost power. The crew could not maintain height and carried out an emergency landing. The flying boat sustained substantial damage and was scuttled.

Forced landing outside airport

» 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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