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Last updated: 2 December 2020
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Datum:Sonntag 21 Mai 1944
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Kennzeichen: A24-73
Werknummer: 1662
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Sachschaden: Vermisst
Konsequenzen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Unfallort:Java Sea (   Indian Ocean)
Flugphase: Unbekannt (UNK)
Betriebsart:Militär
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Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
The crew were on a sea mining mission in the Java Sea near Surabaya and a signal was received that the aircraft had been badly holed in both tanks and an attempt was to be made to get to a prearranged escape point. Although searches were carried out there were no sightings of the crew or plane.

Informationsquelle:
» Australian Military Aircraft Serials and Aircraft History web site


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