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Last updated: 16 October 2021
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Date:mercredi 24 mars 1943
Heure:12:30
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
Compagnie:United States Navy
Immatriculation: 08136
Numéro de série:
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 9
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 9
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:1,2 km (0.8 milles) S de Gavutu Island (   Iles Salomon)
Phase de vol: En cours de manoeuvre (MNV)
Nature:Militaire
Aéroport de départ:Gavutu Seaplane Base, Iles Salomon
Aéroport de destination:Luganville Seaplane Base, Iles Vanuatu
Détails:
The crew of Catalina 08136 was being relieved from a combat zone and was flying back to their base at Luganville Seaplane Base, New Hebrides (now Vanuatu).
After zooming the base at Gavutu after takeoff, the airplane pulled up in a sharp climb. Suddenly both engines stopped dead. At the steep angle, water residing in the fuel tanks had been sucked into the carburettors. A forced landing was carried out during which the port wing float struck violently, cart wheeling the plane and breaking off the port wing. The Catalina spun around again and shed the starboard wing also, finally sinking in 60 feet of water.

Sources:
» US Navy and US Marine Corps Aircraft Serial Numbers and Bureau Numbers--1911 to Present / Joe Baugher
» archaehistoria.org


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Gavutu Seaplane Base et Luganville Seaplane Base est de 1037 km (648 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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