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Last updated: 21 November 2018
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Date:Wednesday 6 August 1947
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 34032
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 20 / Occupants: 20
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:within Alaska (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kodiak Airport, AK (ADQ/PADQ), United States of America
Destination airport:Unalaska Airport, AK (DUT/PADU), United States of America
Narrative:
Went missing while flying an Army-Navy football team from Kodiak to Dutch Harbor, Alaska with 20 on board. 



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Distance from Kodiak Airport, AK to Unalaska Airport, AK as the crow flies is 967 km (604 miles).

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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Catalina

  • ca 4050 built
  • 454th loss
  • 198th fatal accident
  • 2nd worst accident (at the time)
  • 6th worst accident (currently)
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