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Last updated: 15 October 2019
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Date:Saturday 13 June 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 7252
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Natal, RN (   Brazil)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed after encountering a severe thunderstorm. The airplane came down in sea five miles from Natal. The Catalina was part of group being ferried from Norfolk NAS to Natal, Brazil.

Sources:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» US Navy PBY Catalina Units of the Atlantic War / Ragnar Ragnarsson


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