ASN Aircraft accident Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina 04402 Reykjavík/Keflavík-Meeks Field (KEF)
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Date:Sunday 27 December 1942
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: 04402
MSN: 5..
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Reykjavík/Keflavík-Meeks Field (KEF) (   Iceland)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Keflavík-Meeks Field (KEF/BIKF), Iceland
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed in snow storm at night, 18 minutes after takeoff.
The Catalina was one of five of PBY-5A's that were scheduled to carry out an anti-submarine sweep south of Iceland ahead of the track of a convoy of vessels bound for England.

Sources:
» World War II Crash Sites in Iceland
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» VP-84 Mishap List
» US Navy PBY Catalina Units of the Atlantic War / Ragnar Ragnarsson


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photo of Consolidated-PBY-5A-Catalina-04402
accident date: 27-12-1942
type: Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
registration: 04402
 
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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