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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 23 March 1943
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: 08409
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Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Attu Island-Casco Field NAS, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Attu Island-Casco Field NAS, AK, United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Sank in 90 feet of water in failed takeoff in rough seas.

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


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