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Date:Sunday 9 May 1948
Time:ca 03:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 64015
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 12 / Occupants: 12
Aircraft damage: Missing
Location:Caribbean (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Roosevelt Roads-Roosevelt NAS (NRR/TJNR), Puerto Rico
Destination airport:Key West NAS, FL (NQX/KNQX), United States of America
Narrative:
Lost at sea on a flight from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Sources:
» The Evening Independent - May 14, 1948


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Distance from Roosevelt Roads-Roosevelt NAS to Key West NAS, FL as the crow flies is 1794 km (1121 miles).

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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