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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Date:Saturday 18 April 1942
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 2409
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Geraldton Airport, WA (GET) (   Australia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Geraldton Airport, WA (GET/YGEL), Australia
The flying boat was damaged beyond repair in a hard, full stall landing. The aircraft was loaded to about 30,000 lb. Several hull rivets were sheared off and the aircraft began taking water. It was brought to the beach were it struck rocks, puncturing the fuselage.

Loss of control

» Peter Dunn's Australia @ War website


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