Accident Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina L-867,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 332901

Date:Sunday 3 May 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina
Owner/operator:Kongelige Danske Flyvevåbnet
Registration: L-867
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 14
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:10 km SW of Upernavik -   Greenland
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Thule Air Base (THU/BGTL)
Destination airport:Kangerlussuaq-Søndre Strømfjord Airport (SFJ/BGSF)
The Catalina operated on a trip from Air Station Værløse via Keflavik, Reykjavik, Mestersvig, Station North, Thule, Sonderstrom and back to Værløse. The flyinbg boat departed Værløse, Denmark on 20 April 1964. On 3 May 1964, en route from Thule to Sonderstrom, the airplane suffered an no. 1 engine failure. Due to the Catalina’s single engine performance, the captain decided to make a precautionary landing when they discovered open water about 10 km south west from Upernavik. The crew was later rescued by a USAF SA-16 and brought to Sonderstrom. Two days later the Catalina was damaged beyond repair by the ice which had crushed the it.


Temahæfte nr.1 Catalina ISSN 0109-8292
Erik Thingbo (25-11-2011)

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