Narrative:A violent storm near Reykjavík caused five aircraft to be torn from their moorings at Fossvogur. The three Catalina's and two Martin Mariner flying boats sank.
|Date:||Thursday 15 January 1942|
Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
|Operator:||United States Navy|
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|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Fossvogur ( Iceland)
|Phase:|| Standing (STD)|
Wind speeds of 77 knots were measured gusting to 115 knots.
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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.