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Last updated: 20 June 2019
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Date:Thursday 26 November 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: 2407
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Exmouth, WA (   Australia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Forced landing after takeoff. The flying boat hit a large wave and large quantities of water entered the plane through the bombing window position in the bow. It sank in 18 feet of water.

Sources:
» VP-101 Mishap list (vpnavy.com)


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