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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Estado:
Fecha:domingo 28 febrero 1943
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Operador:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registración: A24-25
Numéro de série: 273
Año de Construcción:
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 11 / Ocupantes: 11
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 11 / Ocupantes: 11
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:56 km (35 milles) S de la costa de Cairns, QLD (   Australia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Militar
Aeropuerto de Salida:Cairns Airport, QLD (CNS/YBCS), Australia
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Cairns Airport, QLD (CNS/YBCS), Australia
Descripción:
Crashed during ASW patrol flight.
The wreckage was located in 2013 by a diver, but it took until 2015 before additional dives were made to establish the identity of the airplane.

Fuentes:
» Wreckage of RAAF plane that crashed 70 years ago found in sea near Cairns, Guardian, 21-9-2015
» Australian Military Aircraft Serials and Aircraft History web site
» Peter Dunn's Australia @ war


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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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