Accident Short Sunderland GR.5 NJ176, Sunday 20 November 1949
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Date:Sunday 20 November 1949
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: NJ176
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 12
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Seletar Island -   Singapore
Phase: Take off
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Singapore-Seletar Airport (XSP/WSSL)
Destination airport:Hong Kong-Kai Tak RAF Station (HKG/VHHH)
Narrative:
The Sunderland was overloaded as the crew attempted to take off from Seletar. The flying boat swung and crashed in shallow waters near Seletar Island.

Sources:

Broken Wings : Post-War Royal Air Force Accidents / James J. Halley
The Straits Times, 22 November 1949, Page 1

Location

Images:


photo (c) Stuart Lockey; Singapore-Seletar Airport (XSP); 21 November 1949


photo (c) Fred Edmondson, via Ron Eccles; Singapore-Seletar Airport (XSP); 21 November 1949

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