Other Short S.25 Sunderland GR.5 SZ573, Sunday 26 March 1950
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Date:Sunday 26 March 1950
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic ss25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Short S.25 Sunderland GR.5
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: SZ573
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 11
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Other
Location:Singapore-Seletar SPB -   Singapore
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Singapore-Seletar Airport (XSP/WSSL)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Whilst the aircraft was being prepared for a sortie, a bomb exploded. The flying boat heeled over and sank in 30 feet of water.

Sources:

The Singapore Free Press, 27 March 1950, Page 1
205/209 Sunderland Squadron RAF Seletar
Last take-off : a record of RAF aircraft losses 1950 to 1953 / C. Cummings
The Straits Times, 27 March 1950, Page 1

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