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Last updated: 18 April 2021
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Date:Friday 5 May 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated Catalina IVA (PBY-5)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: JX581
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sullom Voe, Shetland (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The float plane struck some rocks off Sella Ness during landing. The hull was badly damaged and the Catalina eventually sank.

Sources:
» crashsiteorkney.com


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