Criminal Occurrence
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:
Datum:Freitag 6 April 1945
Flugzeugtyp:Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Kennzeichen: A24-54
Werknummer: 1256
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:vom Land entfernt von Timor [Savu Sea] (   Pacific Ocean)
Flugphase: Stehendes (STD)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:Darwin Airport, NT (DRW/YPDN), Australien
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
Flew from Darwin and arrived to pick the survivors from A72-81 & A72-77 that was shot down in the Savu Sea off Timor. After the Catalina landed to pick up survivors it was strafed by fighter planes and caught fire. The crew as well as the Liberator survivors were force to abandon the aircraft.

Informationsquelle:
» Australian Military Aircraft Serials and Aircraft History web site


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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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