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Last updated: 29 January 2022
Datum:zaterdag 27 januari 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Royal New Zealand Air Force - RNZAF
Registratie: NZ4022
Constructienummer: 1470
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 4 / inzittenden: 6
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 8 / inzittenden: 12
Totaal:slachtoffers: 12 / inzittenden: 18
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:16 km (10 mijl) S van Beqa Island (   Fiji)
Fase: Manoeuvreren (MNV)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Lauthala Bay SPB (NFLB), Fiji
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
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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