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Last updated: 21 September 2020
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Date:Monday 11 March 1946
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: 48389
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) off Newport Beach, DE (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Catalina ditched in heavy sea due to engine failure on aflight from Terminal Island, California to El Paso, Texas, USA. Five crew and two passengers swam ashore.

Sources:
» San Pedro News 12 March 1946, p1


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