ASN Aircraft accident Consolidated Vultee PBY-6A Catalina L-862 Narsarsuaq Airport (UAK)
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Date:Thursday 24 October 1963
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated Vultee PBY-6A Catalina
Operator:Kongelige Danske Flyvevåbnet
Registration: L-862
First flight: 1945-09-14 (18 years 1 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Narsarsuaq Airport (UAK) (   Greenland)
Phase: Standing (STD)
Departure airport:-
Destination airport:-
Two Danish Air Force Catalina seaplanes (L-862 and L-864) were on deployment from Værløse Air Base (EKVL), Denmark. They were parked in a hangar at Narsarsuaq Airport (UAK), Greenland. A hangar fire erupted, destroying both planes. A Douglas C-54 on lease to the Danish Government, TF-IST, was also destroyed.

Hangar / ground fire
Damaged on the ground

» Erik Thingbo (27-01-2012)
» Temahæfte nr.1 Catalina ISSN 0109-8292


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