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Last updated: 15 June 2021
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Date:Tuesday 26 October 1943
Time:16:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 2447
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:5 km (3.1 mls) WSW of Sogeri (   Papua New Guinea)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Port Moresby Harbour Seaplane Base, Papua New Guinea
Destination airport:Port Moresby Harbour Seaplane Base, Papua New Guinea
Narrative:
Returning from a mission over the Pacific Ocean, the Cartalina entered a tropical storm. The aircraft impacted mountainous terrain.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» pacificwrecks.com


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