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Last updated: 19 January 2022
Datum:vrijdag 15 september 1944
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated Catalina GR.IIA
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Royal Air Force - RAF
Registratie: VA718
Constructienummer: 299
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:East Point Plantation, Diego Garcia (   Indische Oceaan)
Fase: Geparkeerd (STD)
Soort vlucht:Militair
Vliegveld van vertrek:?
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
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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