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Last updated: 29 November 2021
Date:Sunday 21 May 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Operator:Enrico Recchi
Registration: N285NJ
MSN: 1808
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Torino-Aeritalia Airport (LIMA) (   Italy)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Torino-Aeritalia Airport (LIMA), Italy
The Catalina flying boat aquaplaned on the runway at Turin. A go around was initiated too late. The plane hit a farm fence at the end of the runway and crashed in the farm courtyard. A post-crash fire ensued.


photo of Consolidated-PBY-5A-Catalina-N285NJ
accident date: 21-05-1989
type: Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
registration: N285NJ
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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