ASN Aircraft accident Boeing-Canada PB2B-1 Catalina IVB JX412/K-AK Førdesveten, Hordaland
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Date:Monday 6 September 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing-Canada PB2B-1 Catalina IVB
Operator:Royal Norwegian Air Force - RNoAF
Registration: JX412/K-AK
MSN: 28172
First flight:
Total airframe hrs:770
Crew:Fatalities: 9 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 6
Total:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 15
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Førdesveten, Hordaland (   Norway)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Stavanger-Sola Airport (SVG/ENZV), Norway
Destination airport:?
The Catalina which took off from Sola at 09.15. After 45 minutes it approached the Island Sotra at low altitude (20 meters) because of poor visibility.
The crew had probably lost orientation and suddenly saw a hillside/small mountain in front of them. The pulled up and tried to climb over it. As they went in to the clouds, there was a loud bang, and the plane caught fire and a lot of ammunition exploded afterwards.
Two passengers in the aft of the plane survived almost uninjured.


» Consolidated Catalina PB2B-1 Førdesveten, Hordaland
» Fly brukt av det Norske Luftforsvaret hefte nr. 9 - Consolidated Catalina / Olve Dybvig


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