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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 26 April 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Operator:Trans Australia Airlines - TAA
Registration: VH-WWC
C/n / msn: 1859
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:nr Daru (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Damaged and sank after swung on landing in crosswind.

Sources:
» Consolidated production list / Geoff Goodall
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher


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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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