Shiel Hospital, Ballyshannon. RAF Hospital Halton (14/08/44).
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Crashed in Sunderland due to engine failure.
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Scarring to face and head
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Known as 'Al'.
Platsko was second pilot in a Sunderland Flying Boat, taking off from the base at Lough Erne, Northern Ireland, to fly a mission over the Atlantic. The aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing due to a failure of the starboard engine, and ended up in a bog. Platsko jettisoned much of the full fuel load, and fire spread from the engine to the rest of the plane. Three died and the others sustained multiple injuries.