Other Short Sunderland GR.5 PP118, Friday 3 February 1950
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Date:Friday 3 February 1950
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic ss25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Short Sunderland GR.5
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: PP118
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Other
Location:Calshot RAF Station -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
The Sunderland was moored at Calshot but the hull access door had not been properly secured. A storm caused water to enter the fuselage and the Sunderland sank. On February 23 a salvage operation was started to retrieve marine markers from the hull in order to minimise the danger from fire and explosion from the damaged petrol tanks. An explosion occurred, inuring two men.

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

Images:


photo (c) Peter; Calshot RAF Station; 03 February 1950


photo (c) Peter; Calshot RAF Station; 03 February 1950

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