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Last updated: 22 January 2019
Date:Wednesday 10 June 1959
Type:Martin PBM-5A Mariner
Operator:Marine Luchtvaart Dienst (MLD)
Registration: P-306
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mormugao, Goa (   India)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Negombo RAF Station (CMB/VCBI), Sri Lanka
Destination airport:Karachi (unknown airport), Pakistan
The Martin PBM-5A Mariner, operated by the Dutch Navy, departed Biak, Indonesia on May 31, 1959 on a ferry flight to the Netherlands. It was en route from Negombo to Karachi when engine trouble forced the crew to divert to Goa, India.
The aircraft was positioning for a final approach to Goa Airport when it banked and suddenly entered a steep nose down descent from a height of about 360 meters. The aircraft impacted the ground and a fire broke out.

» Leeuwarder courant, 11-6-1959


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