Unfallbericht:Crashed during ASW patrol flight.
|Datum:||Sonntag 28 Februar 1943|
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
|Fluggesellschaft:||Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 11 / Insassen: 11|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 11 / Insassen: 11 |
|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|
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).
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.