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Last updated: 27 September 2021
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Datum:Dienstag 24 Oktober 1944
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Kennzeichen: A24-100
Werknummer: 1961
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:vom Land entfernt von Makassar (   Indonesien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Militär
Flug von:?
Flug nach:?
Unfallbericht:
The Consolidated Catalina flying boat A24-100 of 42 Squadron, RAAF, had completed a successful mine laying operation off Makassar (Celebes) Harbour on the night of 23 & 24 October 1944. The starboard engine of this aircraft was damaged by Japanese anti aircraft (AA) fire. Unable to maintain height on his return and with the second engine failing, the captain made a forced landing in the open sea south of the South Western Celebes Peninsula. He and his crew spent the next twelve hours on the water before a second Catalina arrived to rescue them.
After the disabled Catalina had been sunk by machine gun fire, the rescue Catalina took off and returned safely to Darwin.

Informationsquelle:
» Australian Military Aircraft Serials and Aircraft History web site


Fotos

photo of Consolidated-PBY-5A-Catalina-A24-100
accident date: 24-10-1944
type: Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
registration: A24-100
 
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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