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Last updated: 24 October 2019
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Date:Tuesday 16 December 1947
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: 48291
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 7
Collision casualties:Fatalities: 1
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Norfolk NAS Chambers, VA (NGU) (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Two US Navy planes collided in midair over Norfolk NAS Chambers, VA (NGU). The Corsair fighter crashed, killing the pilot. The Catalina crashed but one crew members survived.

Sources:
» The Deseret News - Dec 16, 1947


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