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Last updated: 26 November 2015
Datum:Sonntag 28 Februar 1943
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Kennzeichen: A24-25
Werknummer: 273
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 11 / Insassen: 11
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 11 / Insassen: 11
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:56 km (35 Meilen) S vom Land entfernt von Cairns, QLD (   Australien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Cairns Airport, QLD (CNS/YBCS), Australien
Flug nach:Cairns Airport, QLD (CNS/YBCS), Australien
Crashed during ASW patrol flight.
The wreckage was located in 2013 by a diver, but it took until 2015 before additional dives were made to establish the identity of the airplane.

» Wreckage of RAAF plane that crashed 70 years ago found in sea near Cairns, Guardian, 21-9-2015
» Australian Military Aircraft Serials and Aircraft History web site
» Peter Dunn's Australia @ war


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Distance from Cairns Airport, QLD to Cairns Airport, QLD as the crow flies is 0 km (0 miles).

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