Accident description
Last updated: 30 October 2014
Status:
Date:Sunday 27 March 1949
Time:14:39
Type:Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 64028
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:973 km (608.1 mls) SW off Johnston Island (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Kwajalein Airport (KWA/PKWA), Marshall Islands
Destination airport:Johnston Island Airport (JON/PJON), U.S. Minor Outlying Islands
Narrative:
Forced landing during flight from Kwajalein to Johnston Island. The crew rescued by a Navy ship nine hours after the landing.
which sank plane by gunfire.


Sources:
» The Lewiston Daily Sun - Mar 29, 1949


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Distance from Kwajalein Airport to Johnston Island Airport as the crow flies is 2605 km (1628 miles).

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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