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Accident
Last updated: 19 October 2017
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Datum:donderdag 23 september 1943
Tijd:20:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Royal New Zealand Air Force - RNZAF
Registratie: NZ4002
Constructienummer: 1334
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Lauthala Bay (   Fiji)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
Crashed at Lauthala Bay while departing for a night circuit practice. The flying boat took off with the elevator trim tabs wrongly set and crashed into the water from a height of about 200 feet.

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