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Last updated: 29 January 2022
Fecha:sábado 27 enero 1945
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
Operador:Royal New Zealand Air Force - RNZAF
Registración: NZ4022
Numéro de série: 1470
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 12
Total:Fatalidades: 12 / Ocupantes: 18
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:16 km (10 milles) S de la costa de Beqa Island (   Fiyi)
Fase: Maniobras (MNV)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Lauthala Bay SPB (NFLB), Fiyi
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
Spun into sea 10 miles south of Beqa Island (also known as Mbengga Island), Fiji while operating with the RNZAF No.6 Squadron. During a post maintenance test flight the aircraft was deliberately stalled at 5500 feet but entered an uncontrollable spin and dived into the sea.

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