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.
|Datum:||06 APR 1945|
|Flugzeugtyp:||Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina|
|Fluggesellschaft:||Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: / Insassen: |
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: / Insassen: |
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: / Insassen: |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||Savu Sea (Pacific Ocean)
|Flugphase:|| Stehendes (STD)|
|Flug von:||Darwin Airport, NT (DRW/YPDN), Australien|
» Australian Military Aircraft Serials and Aircraft History web site
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.