Narrative:Force landed at sea off Australia following an oil leak and blown cylinder. Sunk while under tow by USS Heron 67 hours later.
|Date:||Sunday 13 December 1942|
|Type:||Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina|
|Operator:||United States Navy|
|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)|
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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.