Accident Short Sunderland DW110, Monday 31 January 1944
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Date:Monday 31 January 1944
Time:23:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic ss25 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Short Sunderland
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: DW110
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 13
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Blue Stack Mountains, Donegal -   Ireland
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Pembroke Dock RAF Station
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The Sunderland had been on a patrol mission for 13 hours and drifted off course over Ireland, while heading for Lough Erne. It flew into a very steep slope 200 feet below the top of a 2219 feet summit.

Sources:

Sunderland DW110
Foreign Aircraft Landings in Ireland 1939 - 1946

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photo (c) Daniel Patrick Hunter; Blue Stack Mountains, Donegal

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