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Last updated: 27 July 2021
Date:Monday 16 June 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated Tp 47 Canso (PBY-5A)
Operator:Svensk Flygvapnet (Swedish Air Force)
Registration: 47002
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Baltic Sea (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Stockholm/Hägernäs F-2 Air Base, Sweden
Destination airport:Stockholm/Hägernäs F-2 Air Base, Sweden
Two Tp47 (PBY-5A) flying boats were sent from Hägernäs Air Force/Naval Rescue Station to search for a Swedish Air Force C-47 that had gone missing in the area on June 13.
Both flying boats were fired upon, starting around 04:15 by a Soviet MiG-15 fighter. One Tp47 was hit several times and force-landed near the German freighter Münsterland around 04:20 with one engine working. The pilot and navigator were injured. The crew were rescued by the freighter but the Canso sank.

» SwAF news 2002
» Tp 47 1948-1966 - Svenskt Militärhistoriskt Bibliotek


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