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Accident
Last updated: 18 October 2017
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Datum:vrijdag 12 mei 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated Catalina IVB
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registratie: JX273
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 9
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 9
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Vatersay Island, Outer Hebrides (   Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Fase: Onbekend (UNK)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Oban-Connel Airport (OBN/EGEO), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Vliegveld van aankomst:Oban-Connel Airport (OBN/EGEO), Verenigd Koninkrijk
Beschrijving:
The pilot became disorientated during a night training exercise and the plane impacted a hill named Heishavel Beag on Vatersay Island. Three crew members died in the crash.
The deceased are: Flt Sgt David Clyne, Captain; Sgt R. (Fred) Basset, Wireless OP-AG; Sgt Patrick Hine, Rigger, mechanic.

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» Catalina on Vatersay: a plane wreck with more than one story (501 places)
» Air Crash Sites-Scotland


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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.
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