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Date:Thursday 30 December 1943
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: 33963
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:Pacific Ocean (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Qionghai Bo'ao Airport (BAR/ZJQH), China
Destination airport:Makin Island Airport (MTK/NGMN), Kiribati
Narrative:
Missing during flight from Baker Island to Makin Island, South Pacific.



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Distance from Qionghai Bo'ao Airport to Makin Island Airport as the crow flies is 6963 km (4352 miles).

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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