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Last updated: 20 October 2020
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Date:Tuesday 7 July 1953
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Operator:United States Coast Guard
Registration: 46617
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Mississippi River (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Water-looped when struck an underwater obstacle in Mississippi River and sank. It was landing to pick up a man from a fishing boat.

Sources:
» The Windsor Daily Star - Jul 7, 1953


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