Accident description
Last updated: 1 November 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 17 December 1942
Type:Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 08135
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Missing
Airplane fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:Pacific Ocean (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:San Diego-North Island NAS, CA (NZY/KNZY), United States of America
Destination airport:Kaneohe NAS, Oahu, HI, United States of America
Narrative:
Missing on flight from NAS Kaneohe.
The PBY-5 became separated from two accompanying planes at 02:00 in bad weather over the Pacific. During the last voice contact with accompanying planes, the crew reported at 7000 feet on instruments, reducing altitude.


Sources:
» VP-54 Mishap List
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher


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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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