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Last updated: 28 September 2021
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Datum:vrijdag 16 februari 1951
Type:Short Sunderland GR.5
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registratie: SZ598
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 8
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Béja (   Tunesië)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:Gibraltar-North Front Airport (GIB/LXGB), Gibraltar
Beschrijving:
The flying boat was on a ferry flight when it flew into a cloud-shrouded hillside. The flying boat was flying 16 miles off course and 1700 feet below safety height.

Bronnen:
» 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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