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Last updated: 20 October 2017
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Date:Wednesday 27 June 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated Catalina IVB
Operator:Royal Canadian Air Force - RCAF
Registration: JX435
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 14
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 14
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Cocos (Keeling) Islands (   Cocos (Keeling) Islands)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Catalina overshot the landing area when the pilot attempted to land downwind in a rough sea. The nose dug in and a fire erupted after coming to rest in an erect position.

Sources:
» In Memory of Flight Sergeant David James John Paramore


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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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