Accident description
Last updated: 2 October 2014
Status:
Date:Tuesday 26 May 1942
Type:Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 2453
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Johnston Island NAS (JON) (   U.S. Minor Outlying Islands)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Johnston Island NAS (JON/PJON), U.S. Minor Outlying Islands
Narrative:
The Catalina pilot made a normal power landing and immediately applied throttle for take-off. At a speed of about fifty knots the plane swerved to the left and then continued into a violent waterloop. The hull of the plane was broken open and the Catalina sank immediately.

Sources:
» VPNavy.com


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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.
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