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Last updated: 6 July 2020
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Date:samedi 17 juillet 1943
Heure:ca 01:00
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Compagnie:United States Navy
Immatriculation: 08051
Numéro de série:
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 13
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 13
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:1,6 km (1 milles) NW de Vella Lavella (   Iles Salomon)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Henderson Field (HIR/AGGH), Iles Salomon
Aéroport de destination:Henderson Field (HIR/AGGH), Iles Salomon
Détails:
A US Navy Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina took off from Henderson Field at 19:00 on July 16 for a 12 hour anti shipping search and patrol in the Shortland-Vella Lavella area.

At 01:00 on July 17 the port engine caught fire and the plane was forced to land in the water about one mile from the NW off Vella Lavella Island. On the second bounce during landing the port engine broke loose from the wing and tore through the side of the navigation compartment.
The crew evacuated and one crew member fired tracer shots from a machine gun into the bottom of the burning plane. The Catalina sank.

Sources:
» VP-54 Mishap List (vpnavy.com)


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