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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:
Date:Tuesday 15 July 1941
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated Catalina I
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: AH533
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:NE Cruach na Seilcheig, Jura (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Helensburgh RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Oban-Connel Airport (OBN/EGEO), United Kingdom
Narrative:
The plane crashed in adverse weather conditions. Seven crew members died in the crash, one survived.

Sources:
» Peak District Air Accident Research


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Distance from Helensburgh RAF Station to Oban-Connel Airport as the crow flies is 64 km (40 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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