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Last updated: 11 May 2021
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Datum:zaterdag 15 januari 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing-Canada PB2B-1 Canso A (PBY-5A)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:The Catalina Company
Registratie: N5404J
Constructienummer: 22022†
Bouwjaar: 1943
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 7
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:150 km (93.8 mijl) N van Christmas Island (   Grote Oceaan)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Hilo International Airport, HI (ITO/PHTO), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Papeete-Faaa Airport (PPT/NTAA), Frans PolynesiŽ
Beschrijving:
A PBY-5A Catalina had been acquired in 1993 and was to be ferried from the U.S. to the owners in New Zealand. The crew flew from Los Angeles International (LAX) to Hilo (ITO), Hawaii. They arrived at Hilo at 16:40 local, 13. January 1994. The next leg was from Hilo to Papeete/Taihiti (PPT)the next day.
En route, no. 1 engine problems forced the crew to divert to Christmas Island. The engine failed completely somewhat later. With a maximum load of fuel on board for the long distance flight, it was impossible for the aircraft to maintain altitude. Weighed down by its remaining 1000 gallons of fuel, the Catalina progressively lost height until a forced landing had to be carried out mid-Pacific. The airplane sank four hours later. All 7 crew members were rescued eight hours later.

Bronnen:
» PBY Catalina International Association Newsletter 1994 Volume 6, #1 (p9)
» Klaus Hagius/Informations-Zentrum Luftfahrt (IZL) (E-mail 21-8-2007)
» VdL Nachrichten Mrz 2005
» Flight International 2-8 Febriary 1994 (p.18)


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Hilo International Airport, HI en Papeete-Faaa Airport bedraagt 4163 km (2602 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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