ASN Aircraft accident Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina A24-52 Townsville SPB, QLD
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Date:Tuesday 7 September 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: A24-52
MSN: 1259
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 13
Passengers:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 19
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Townsville SPB, QLD (   Australia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Townsville SPB, QLD, Australia
One of the plane's anti-sub mines detonated on landing in fairly rough conditions at Cleveland Bay.

Heavy landing
Runway mishap

» Australian Military Aircraft Serials and Aircraft History web site
» 7 September 1943 - Crash of a Catalina at Townsville / Peter Dunn


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