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Last updated: 3 December 2021
Date:Monday 7 June 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated Catalina
Operator:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registration: FP275
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 8
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 8
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:St. Lucia Bay (   South Africa)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The aircraft stalled on approach and crashed near Mitchell Island on the south side of St. Lucia Bay. All but one of the eight crew members died in the crash. The aircraft was returning from an anti-submarine mission.

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