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Last updated: 6 July 2020
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Date:dimanche 11 janvier 1942
Heure:19:30
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
Compagnie:United States Navy
Immatriculation: 2452
Numéro de série:
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 5
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 5
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Pearl Harbor NAS, HI (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Palmyra Island Atoll-Cooper Airport (PLPA), Iles Mineures Américaines
Aéroport de destination:Pearl Harbor NAS, HI, Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
While being based at Palmyra Island, the PBY-5 struck a coral reef resulting in extensive damage to underside of hull and the keel. Temporary repairs were effected and on 11 January 1942 the aircraft took off to return to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
It arrived there after dark. Blackout restrictions were enforced on the seadrome and landing lights were refused. A normal landing was made on glass surface in complete darkness in a restricted channel, but with a nose down attitude according to witnesses. The Catalina probably hooked a wingtip float, and was thrown violently on it back, in which position it was found by the crash-boat standby. It later sank. Three of the five crew were killed.

Sources:
» VPB-23 War History
» vpnavy.org


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Palmyra Island Atoll-Cooper Airport et Pearl Harbor NAS, HI est de 1767 km (1104 miles).

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