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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Tuesday 12 December 1950
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing-Canada PB2B-1 Catalina
Operator:Royal New Zealand Air Force - RNZAF
Registration: NZ4048
C/n / msn: 60959
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Satapuala, Upolu (   Samoa)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Apia-Faleolo Airport (APW/NSFA), Samoa
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Stalled on takeoff and crashed. The one survivor was injured.

Sources:
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