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Datum:Donnerstag 15 Januar 1942
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Kennzeichen: A24-11
Werknummer: 279
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 9 / Insassen: 9
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Kavieng Harbour (   Papua Neuguinea)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:?
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
Three RAAF Catalina flying boats were preparing for takeoff from Kavieng Harbour with a full fuel load and with a 4000 lb bomb load.
One of the overloaded Catalinas, A24-11, hit a "rogue" wave towards the end of its run near the mouth of the harbour, split the hull and the wings broke off spilling fuel. All nine aboard were killed.

Informationsquelle:
» Michael Cavanagh (e-mail, 3-1-2015)
» Australian Military Aircraft Serials and Aircraft History web site


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