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Last updated: 18 April 2021
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Date:Monday 22 September 1941
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated Catalina I (PBY-5)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: AH565
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:off Akranes, Teigavör (   Iceland)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
The flying boat landed off the coast of Akranes because of bad weather at destination Reykjavik. During the night the mooring broke. The crew attempted to control the plane by using the engines. A small boat was sent to the plane with a towing rope. The engines were shut down again but the Catalina beached and the hull was heavily damaged. The flying boat was dismantled and written off.

Classification:
Damaged on the ground

Sources:
» World War II Crash Sites in Iceland


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