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Last updated: 20 April 2021
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Date:Tuesday 24 August 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated Catalina
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: FP287
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 12
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Long Island, Dorset (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Poole Seaplane Base, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Poole Seaplane Base, United Kingdom
Narrative:
Crashed at Long Island, Dorset, while on a non-operational training flight. The aircraft overshot the landing path and was attempting to go around again when the aircraft flew into sea fog at the end of the flare path and crashed. Eight on board were killed and four were injured.

Sources:
» RAAF fatalities in Second World War among RAAF personnel serving on attachment in Royal Air Force Squadrons and Support Units / by Alan Storr, 2006


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