ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 4117
Last updated: 24 January 2017
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Narrative:Observed low over ocean,aircraft smoking. Sank in 1560ft of water.
|Owner/operator:||El Toro Marine|
|C/n / msn:|| 144068|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Avalon, CA -
United States of America
An eyewitness reported: "While returning to Long Beach aboard the Catalina Flyer. I witnessed this crash. The aircraft was very low when it passed over or very near the bow and we could feel the heat from the flames. It crashed into the sea on the left of the ship. It sank quickly and we did not see any debris. The Captain of the Flyer turned and circled the area until the Coast Guard arrived. Another Catalina Flyer headed for Newport also turned around and joined the search."