Hull-loss
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:
Datum:woensdag 20 juni 1945
Type:Boeing-Canada PB2B-1 Catalina
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registratie: A24-206
Constructienummer: 61123
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Slachtoffers op de grond:slachtoffers: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:East Arm, Darwin, NT (   AustraliŰ)
Fase: Geparkeerd (STD)
Soort vlucht:Militair
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Beschrijving:
The Catalina was tethered to a buoy at the southern anchorage at East Arm, Darwin after a test flight by. Whilst refueling and being loaded with multiple 250lb depth charges, one was accidently released, falling through a timber barge and sinking to it pre-set ignition depth, which went off, causing the Catalina to sink, resulting in the other wing mounted depth charges to go off when the aircraft sank.

Bronnen:
» Australian Military Aircraft Serials and Aircraft History web site
» Pacific Wrecks - PB2B-1 Catalina Serial Number A24-206


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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.
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