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Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 21 October 2016
Date:lundi 26 avril 1943
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Compagnie:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Immatriculation: A24-43
Numéro de série: 1096
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 9
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 9
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Aita (   Papouasie Nouvelle-Guinée)
Phase de vol: En cours de manoeuvre (MNV)
Aéroport de départ:Cairns Airport, QLD (CNS/YBCS), Australie
Aéroport de destination:Cairns Airport, QLD (CNS/YBCS), Australie
The RAAF Catalina, operated by 11 Sqn took off from Cairns at 15:00 to drop supplies to coastwatchers at two locations: Aita, Bougainville and Bunbun, New Ireland. The flying boar arrived at Aita at 23:00, and two supplied were dropped. Prior to the third drop, an impact was heard and engine revved to full power. The Catalina impacted trees and crashed on a ridge.

RAAF crew members killed were:
403318 FL William James CLARK; 408268 FO John Nigel Elmhirst POTTS; 32917 Sgt Dudley James WARD.

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