Narrative:Mid-air collision between Martin PBM-3S Mariner 01710 and Martin PBM-5 Mariner 59113 off NAS Corpus Christi, TX. Both aircraft were operating on a night time training mission.
|Date:||Thursday 8 November 1945|
|Type:||Martin PBM-5 Mariner|
|Operator:||United States Navy|
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|Total:||Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12 |
|Collision casualties:||Fatalities: 10|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||4 km (2.5 mls) NNW off Corpus Christi NAS, TX (NGP) (United States of America)
|Phase:|| Initial climb (ICL)|
Mariner 01710 was approaching while Mariner 59113 was taking off from the water, overtaking 01710. A collision occurred at a height of about 400 feet and both planes crashed.
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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.