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Last updated: 18 September 2021
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Date:Friday 12 May 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 48280
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Luganville Airfield (SON) (   Vanuatu)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Luganville Airfield (SON/NVSS), Vanuatu
Narrative:
Overshot landing and hit obstacle.

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» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)


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