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Last updated: 27 June 2019
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Date:Wednesday 19 August 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 04474
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First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants:
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Coco Solo, Manzanillo Bay (   Panama)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Hit Panama Canal tug on takeoff Coco Solo, Manzanillo Bay, Canal Zone. Six killed on tug. 



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