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Last updated: 27 November 2020
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Date:Sunday 19 June 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
Operator:La Legión Caribe
Registration: N1096M
C/n / msn: 56
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Luperón (   Dominican Republic)
Phase: Taxi (TXI)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Catalina had been used in a failed invasion attempt in the Dominican Republic. The invaders attempted to flee, but their Catalina was shot at by personnel on a speedboat of the Dominican Navy. The engine was hit and a fire erupted. The Catalina sank.

Sources:
» Correio da Manhã 24 June 1949, p1
» US Navy PBY Catalina Units of the Atlantic War / Ragnar Ragnarsson
» The History of the attempted invasion of the Dominican Republic in 1949 / Mario E. Overall


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