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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 8 March 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Operator:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registration: A24-22
C/n / msn: 285
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:50 km (31.3 mls) SE of Gasmata (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Lae Airfield, Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed after on board fire.

RAAF crew killed were: 42147 LAC Colin Neville ANDERSON; 406749 FO Malcolm BRADSHAW; 271349 WC Francis Blomfield CHAPMAN DFC; 255057 FO Stanley Alfred DEACON; 5219 Sgt John Edward DEWHURST; 19968 LAC Robert George DOCKING; 404027 FS Lloyd George STANLEY; 11363 Sgt Robert Noblett STEPHENS; 416087 FO John Trevor David TODD.

Sources:
» Australian Military Aircraft Serials and Aircraft History web site


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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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