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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 2 February 1938
Time:20:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-2 Catalina
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 0462
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off San Clemente Island, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:San Diego-North Island NAS, CA (NZY/KNZY), United States of America
Destination airport:San Diego-North Island NAS, CA (NZY/KNZY), United States of America
Narrative:
Mid-air collision between Catalina's 0462 and 0463, over the Pacific Ocean 110 km W of San Diego and crashed into sea. The Catalina's were part of formation flying in darkness and that entered an area of heavy rain and poor visibility.

Sources:
» Military Aviation Disasters/David Gero
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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