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Last updated: 23 October 2019
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Date:Friday 11 July 1952
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY Catalina
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:off Seattle, WA (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A US Navy PBY Catalina training aircraft crashed into Lake Washington while practicing landings. The four survivors were rescued from the wings on which they had clambered.

Sources:
» Lewistown Morning Tribune 12 July 1952, p1
» The Bulletin 12 July 1952, p5
» Ellenburg Daily Record 12 July 1952, p2 (photo)


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