Narrative:The flying boat was damaged beyond repair in a hard, full stall landing. The aircraft was loaded to about 30,000lbs. Several hull rivets were sheared off and the aircraft began taking water. It was brought to the beach were it struck rocks, puncturing the fuselage.
|Date:||Saturday 18 April 1942|
|Type:||Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina|
|Operator:||United States Navy|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Geraldton Airport, WA (GET) (Australia)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Destination airport:||Geraldton Airport, WA (GET/YGEL), Australia|
» Peter Dunn's Australia @ War website
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.