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Accident description
Last updated: 10 December 2017
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Date:Sunday 12 April 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 7269
C/n / msn: 4...
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:11 km (6.9 mls) E of Livermore, CA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Alameda NAS, CA (NGZ/KNGZ), United States of America
Destination airport:Norfolk NAS Chambers, VA (NGU/KNGU), United States of America
Narrative:
Hit side of mountain in bad weather and burned.

Sources:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» VP-84 Mishap List


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Distance from Alameda NAS, CA to Norfolk NAS Chambers, VA as the crow flies is 4000 km (2500 miles).

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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