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Last updated: 7 December 2019
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Date:Wednesday 7 April 1943
Time:13:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated Catalina
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: FP138
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) off Vougo, Normandy (   France)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The pilot became disoriented in adverse weather conditions as he was diverting to Plymouth because of poor weather at destination Largs, Scotland. The plane was attacked by German Luftwaffe fighter planes. Three crew members died, three other crew members survived.
The Catalina had departed Darrells Island, Bermuda.

Sources:
» St Bees - War Memorials
» France-Crashes 39-45


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