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Date:Saturday 6 February 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-2 Catalina
Operator:United States Navy
Registration: 0455
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 15
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lake Ponchartrain, LA (   United States of America)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Pensacola NAS, FL (NPA/KNPA), United States of America
Destination airport:New Orleans NAS/Alvin Callendar, LA (NBG/KNBG), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed. Three occupants were missing and 12 were rescued by boat.

Sources:
» Evening Star 8 February 1943, p3


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Distance from Pensacola NAS, FL to New Orleans NAS/Alvin Callendar, LA as the crow flies is 266 km (166 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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