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Last updated: 19 September 2021
Date:mardi 24 octobre 1944
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Compagnie:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Immatriculation: A24-100
Numéro de série: 1961
Année de Fabrication:
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord:
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:de Makassar (   Indonésie)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Aéroport de départ:?
Aéroport de destination:?
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.

» Australian Military Aircraft Serials and Aircraft History web site


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