Royal Air Force Short S.25 Sunderland 5 VB880
Damian Szymula - EPKK Spotter
Image ID: 1310272
Operator: Royal Air Force - VB880
Aircraft: Short - S.25 Sunderland 5
Airport: China - Hong Kong - HKG - Kai Tak Intl CLOSED (HKG / VHHX)
Category: Old scans
Photo taken on 1947-?-? by andyhunt [Contact]
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(22.5.2020, 01:50 CET)
Taken by my late father, who was part of the liberating forces after WW2, when Kai Tak was a seaplane base. This frame went onto the NZAF as NZ4111 on 06/09/1953. This frame was written off on 04/11/1959 at Te Whanga Lagoon, Chatham Island, NZ while taxiing. The aircraft was taxiing to the start of the take-off run when the fuselage hit an uncharted rock. Although the aircraft was able to be beached under its own power, damage was so severe that the Sunderland never flew again
1 Evgeny Dovgospiny
(22 May 2020 - 20:16 CET)
Very nice old image with a true story!
2 Artur Brandys
(22 May 2020 - 21:51 CET)
Great old photo. :)
3 Damian Szymula - EPKK Spotter
(22 May 2020 - 22:29 CET)
Really unusual photo and history!