asn logo
Accident description
Last updated: 1 December 2015
Date:Sunday 9 January 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated Catalina IB
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: FP193
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Boa Island, Lough Erne (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Departure airport:Killadeas RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Killadeas RAF Station, United Kingdom
The Catalina took off from RAF Killadeas at 09:15, engaged in a non-operational low-level bombing exercise. It was making its second run over the target when it crashed near Boa Island in Lough Erne. It appeared that the pilot who was turning on to the target failed to pull out of a diving turn and flew straight into the water, crashing half-a-mile from the target. The surface of the Lough was calm and there were streaks on the surface.

» Men Who Died Serving on Lough Erne / Joe O┤Loughlin


Add your photo of this accident or aircraft

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Killadeas RAF Station to Killadeas RAF Station as the crow flies is 0 km (0 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
languages: English Franšais Nederlands Deutsch Espanol