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Last updated: 19 January 2022
Datum:Freitag 15 September 1944
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated Catalina GR.IIA
Fluggesellschaft:Royal Air Force - RAF
Kennzeichen: VA718
Werknummer: 299
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:East Point Plantation, Diego Garcia (   Indian Ocean)
Flugphase: Stehendes (STD)
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The Catalina was one of two from the Detachment No 29 Advance Flying Boat Base of 205 and 240 Squadrons RAF stationed at Diego Garcia during the Second World War. It was moored in the lagoon when a cyclone hit the atoll and the aircraft was blown onto the beach and damaged beyond repair. Some 65 years later the centre and nose sections of the aircraft remain.

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