Accident Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina NZ4022,
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Date:Saturday 27 January 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
Owner/operator:Royal New Zealand Air Force - RNZAF
Registration: NZ4022
MSN: 1470
Fatalities:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 18
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:16 km S off Beqa Island -   Fiji
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Lauthala Bay SPB (NFLB)
Destination airport:
Spun into sea 10 miles south of Beqa Island (also known as Mbengga Island), Fiji while operating with the RNZAF No.6 Squadron. During a post maintenance test flight the aircraft was deliberately stalled at 5500 feet but entered an uncontrollable spin and dived into the sea.


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