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Last updated: 1 December 2021
Date:Monday 19 January 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated Catalina I (PBY-5)
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: Z2148
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:South Yell, Shetland Islands (   United Kingdom)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Castle Archdale RAF Station, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Castle Archdale RAF Station, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
The crew of the Catalina had been briefed to carry out a sortie over the coast of Norway in order to locate the Kriegsmarine battleship "Tirpitz", and to bomb the ship. The pilot became disoriented and the plane crashed, killing 7 crew members while three survived.

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