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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Date:Wednesday 28 August 1957
Type:Short Sunderland GR.5
Operator:South African Air Force - SAAF
Registration: 1703
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 17
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:at an unknown location (   South Africa)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Port wing struck bollard on pier while taxiing.

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