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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Status:
Date:Wednesday 20 December 1944
Time:02:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated Catalina IVA
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: JX208
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Beenoskee Mountain, Co. Kerry (   Ireland)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Castle Archdale RAF Station, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Castle Archdale RAF Station, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Narrative:
Crashed at night in bad weather while on an anti submarine patrol flight.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» George Smith's Home Page - WW II memorial page
» Foreign Aircraft Landings in Ireland 1939 - 1946


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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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