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Last updated: 16 July 2019
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Date:Thursday 22 March 1945
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: 2468
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Dunkeswell (   United Kingdom)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Narrative:
Destroyed when an RAF Vultee Vengeance on loan to the US Navy crashed into it on takeoff.

Probable Cause:

The primary cause of the accident was undetermined, but Air Force investigators concluded that probable cause was an incapacitation of the HC-54 pilot. An autopsy revealed cardiovascular issues which may have caused acute chest pains.

Classification:
Ground collision

Sources:
» US Navy PBY Catalina Units of the Atlantic War / Ragnar Ragnarsson


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