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Last updated: 7 December 2021
Date:Sunday 13 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: FP232
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bay of Biscay (   Atlantic Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Hamworthy RAF Station, United Kingdom
Destination airport:Hamworthy RAF Station, United Kingdom
Catalina FP232 took off from RAF Station, Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset, UK at approx. 19:00 on June 13, 1943, to carry out a patrol in Bay of Biscay. It should have returned to Base on the afternoon of June 14. The flying boat failed to return.

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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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