Accident Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina A24-105,
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Date:Sunday 7 May 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Owner/operator:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registration: A24-105
MSN: 1944
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:5 km NNE of Georgetown Airport, QLD (GTT) -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Townsville Airport, QLD (TSV/YBTL)
Destination airport:Darwin Airport, NT (DRW/YPDN)
The Catalina flying boat departed Townsville Airport, QLD (TSV) at 07:00 on a flight to Darwin Airport, NT (DRW). Engine problems forced the crew to divert to Georgetown Airport, QLD (GTT). It circled the airport and crashed in heavy timber, bursting into flames.


Australian Military Aircraft Serials and Aircraft History web site
The Sydney Morning Herald - May 9, 1950
The Sydney Morning Herald - May 8, 1950

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