Vliegtuigongeval op 15 JAN 1942 met Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina A24-11 - Kavieng Harbour
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Datum:donderdag 15 januari 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registratie: A24-11
Constructienummer: 279
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 9
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 9 / inzittenden: 9
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Kavieng Harbour (   Papoea-Nieuw-Guinea)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Three RAAF Catalina flying boats were preparing for takeoff from Kavieng Harbour with a full fuel load and with a 4000 lb bomb load.
One of the overloaded Catalinas, A24-11, hit a "rogue" wave towards the end of its run near the mouth of the harbour, split the hull and the wings broke off spilling fuel. All nine aboard were killed.

» Michael Cavanagh (e-mail, 3-1-2015)
» Australian Military Aircraft Serials and Aircraft History web site


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