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Last updated: 27 September 2021
Date:Friday 22 July 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
Registration: 46564/22-S3
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 17 / Occupants: 17
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Agadir (   Morocco)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Impacted the Atlantic Ocean off Agadir, Morocco and burst into flames. All 17 on board were killed.
The Catalina flying boat operated on a night time search exercise to find the French submarine Astrée. The submarine was positioned 7 miles west off shore from Agadir when the crew noticed flames on the surface of the water to the south.

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