Airplane Crash - Near Dunbeath, Scotland 08/25/1942

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Dunbeath, Scotland


Date08/25/1942
Time14:00
LocationNear Dunbeath, Scotland
OperatorMilitary - Royal Air Force
TypeShort Sunderland (flying boat)
RegistrationW4026
Aboard14
Fatalities13
Ground0
SummaryThe plane crashed while on a flight to Iceland during WWII. The aircraft was part of the 228th Squadron RAF. The plane hit high ground at Eagle Rock in the Scottish Highlands in poor visibility. Possible navigational error but exact cause unknown. Prince George, Duke of Kent was among the dead.

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