Accident description
Last updated: 21 September 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 13 December 1942
Type:Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 02966
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:off Australia (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Force landed at sea off Australia following an oil leak and blown cylinder. Sunk while under tow by USS Heron 67 hours later. 

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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.
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