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Last updated: 16 October 2021
Datum:woensdag 24 maart 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:United States Navy
Registratie: 08136
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 9
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 9
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:1,2 km (0.8 mijl) S van Gavutu Island (   Solomoneilanden)
Fase: Manoeuvreren (MNV)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:Gavutu Seaplane Base, Solomoneilanden
Vliegveld van aankomst:Luganville Seaplane Base, Vanuatu
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.

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Gavutu Seaplane Base en Luganville Seaplane Base bedraagt 1037 km (648 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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