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Last updated: 6 July 2020
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Datum:Donnerstag 20 August 1942
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
Fluggesellschaft:United States Navy
Kennzeichen: 04468
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Besatzung:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 9
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Manzanillo Bay (   Panama)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Militär
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Unfallbericht:
Flew into water during gunnery practice Manzanillo Bay, Canal Zone. The landing lights were used on finals. The light apparently penetrated surface of clear glassy water without giving any indication of distance to the water.

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» VP-34 mishap list (vpnavy.com)


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