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Last updated: 22 October 2016
Datum:Samstag 27 Januar 1945
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
Fluggesellschaft:Royal New Zealand Air Force - RNZAF
Kennzeichen: NZ4022
Werknummer: 1470
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 8 / Insassen: 12
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 12 / Insassen: 18
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:16 km (10 Meilen) S vom Land entfernt von Beqa Island (   Fiji Inseln)
Flugphase: Manövrieren (MNV)
Flug von:Lauthala Bay SPB (NFLB), Fiji Inseln
Flug nach:?
Spun into sea 10 miles south of Beqa Island (also known as Mbengga Island), Fiji while operating with the RNZAF No.6 Squadron. During a post maintenance test flight the aircraft was deliberately stalled at 5500 feet but entered an uncontrollable spin and dived into the sea.

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