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Last updated: 30 November 2021
Date:Thursday 6 April 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 08044
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants: 24
Total:Fatalities: 15 / Occupants: 29
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Caribbean (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:San Juan (unknown airport), Puerto Rico
Destination airport:Guantánamo NAS (NBW/MUGM), Cuba
Crash landed on flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Guantánamo Bay due to fuel exhaustion.

» The Milwaukee Sentinel - Apr 21, 1944


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