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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:
Date:Sunday 16 June 1957
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Operator:World Wide Air Services
Registration: VH-WWB
C/n / msn: 1830
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kikori River (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The aircraft suffered a violent deceleration, water-looped to port and sank on a mud bank. The accident was due to the failure of the hull for reasons undetermined.

Sources:
» Consolidated production list / G. Goodall


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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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