Date & Time: Dec 21, 1941
Type of aircraft:
Short S.25 Sunderland
Operator:
Registration:
W3998
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mount Batten - Mount Batten
Region:
Europe
Crew on board:
15
Crew fatalities:
11
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
11
Circumstances:
Shortly after take off the RAF Mount Batten Seaplane base, the aircraft went out of control and crashed into the sea some 200 yards off shore. Eleven crew members were killed while four others were rescued.