Narrative:Sank after night time landing accident. Seven crew members drowned while attempting to reach the shore.
|Date:||Thursday 31 December 1942|
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
|Operator:||United States Navy|
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|Crew:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 8 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||8 km (5 mls) off Heceta Head, OR ( United States of America)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
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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.