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Last updated: 18 October 2021
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Date:Tuesday 28 September 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing-Canada PB2B-2 Catalina
Operator:Royal Australian Air Force - RAAF
Registration: A24-381
MSN: 61163
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 9
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lord Howe Island, NSW (   Australia)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Lord Howe Island Airport, NSW (LDH/YLHI), Australia
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Catalina returned to land after a petrol leak was detected shortly after takeoff from Lord Howe Island, NSW.

Sources:
» Australian Military Aircraft Serials and Aircraft History web site
» The Sydney Morning Herald - Sep 30, 1948


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