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Last updated: 20 January 2021
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Datum:woensdag 5 december 1945
Type:Martin PBM-5 Mariner
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Navy
Registratie: 59225
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 14 / inzittenden: 14
Schade: Vermist
Gevolgen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Plaats:40 km (25 mijl) SW van Cape Canaveral, FL, USA (   Atlantische Oceaan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Banana River NAS, FL (COF/KCOF), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
Beschrijving:
The PBM-5 Mariner was deployed for a search mission to locate five missing US Navy TBM Avenger planes, known as "Flight 19".
PBM-5 BuNo 59225 took off at 19:27 from Banana River Naval Air Station (now Patrick Air Force Base), called in a routine radio message at 19:30 and was never heard from again.
At 19:50 the tanker SS Gaines Mills reported seeing a mid-air explosion, then flames leaping 100 feet (30 m) high and burning on the sea for 10 minutes. . Captain Shonna Stanley, reported searching for survivors through a pool of oil, but found none. The escort carrier USS Solomons also reported losing radar contact with an aircraft in the same position and time.

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» Wikipedia: Flight 19
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