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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 13 January 1943
Time:14:10
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 04431
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 13
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:97 km (60.6 mls) N off Perth, WA (   Australia)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Engine caught fire, force landed off Australia, plane drifted onto beach.

Sources:
» VP-101 Mishap list
» Peter Dunn's Australia @ War web site


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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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