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Date:mercredi 23 mars 1960
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Compagnie:Thomas Kendall
Immatriculation: N5593V
Numéro de série: 1759
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 9
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Ras Alsheikh Hamid (   Arabie Saoudite)
Phase de vol: En attente (STD)
Nature:Privé
Aéroport de départ:-
Aéroport de destination:-
Détails:
In 1959 Mr. Kendall and his family departed on an around-the-world tour in their Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina N5593V. On March 22, 1960, the Catalina landed in the water near the Ras Alsheikh Hamid, Saudia Arabia, opposite of Sharm-el-Sheikh.
In the afternoon of the following day they were attacked by Bedouins attached to the Saudi Arabian army who fired machine guns and automatic firearms from a headland nearby. The airplane sustained some 300 bullet holes.
The occupants were thought to have been Israeli commandos. They were eventually taken to Jeddah, interrogated and finally set free with the help of the American Ambassador. The Catalina was abandoned on the beach.

The Catalina previously featured in the SOS Pacific movie, released in 1959.

Sources:
» Consolidated production list / G. Goodall
» LIFE 30 May 1960


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