Accident Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina NZ4006,
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Date:Saturday 5 June 1943
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: NZ4006
MSN: 1338
Fatalities:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 15
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:S off Fiji -   Pacific Ocean
Phase: En route
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Auckland International Airport (AKL/NZAA)
The flying boat departed from Lauthala Bay near Suva, Fiji at 04:30 on a ferry flight to Auckland. The Catalina never arrived at the destination. Some wreckage was found in the following few days on the islands south of Lauthala Bay.


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