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Last updated: 4 December 2021
Date:Thursday 21 June 1945
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadian Vickers OA-10A Canso A (PBY-5A)
Operator:United States Army Air Force - USAAF
Registration: 44-34050
MSN: CV561
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 7 / Occupants: 7
Total:Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11
Aircraft damage: Missing
Aircraft fate: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Location:177 km (110.6 mls) S off Los Negros, Admiralty Islands (   Pacific Ocean)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
The plane failed to return from a test flight to test distance measuring equipment for COMAIR Admiralties. The plane was never found. The four crew members and seven passengers are presumed to have died in the crash.



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