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Last updated: 16 October 2019
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Date:Monday 30 December 1946
Type:Martin PBM-5 Mariner
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 59098
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Thurston Island (   Antarctica)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Hit a ridge and burned on Thurston Island. The aircraft was part of the Byrd expedition to Antarctica. The survivors were rescued after thirteen days.

Sources:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps BuNos
» El Litoral, 13-1-1947


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