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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 186540
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Date:20-MAR-1941
Time:night
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated Catalina II
Owner/operator:240 Squadron Royal Air Force (240 Sqn RAF)
Registration: AM265
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Kinlough, Leitrim -   Ireland
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Castle Archdale, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Consolidated Catalina II (Model 28-5ME) AM265 "BN-A" of 240 Sqn., RAF based at Lough Erne (Aunagh Hill). Crashed on the night of 20-21/3/1941 at or near Glenade, Kinlough, County Leitrim, Eire.

Aircraft Crashed into mountains on return from patrol mission. Location given in Military reports is Aunagh Hill but very little other reference to this can be found. Location is more likely the rocky mountain faces in Cloontypruglish and Cleighragh, at the Black River. However, a memorial cross was erected as Glenade, County Leitrim.

Sources:

1. http://www.santafe.gov.ar/hemerotecadigital/diario/19164/
2. Aircraft Wrecks: The Walker's Guide: Historic Crash Sites on the Moors, By Nick Wotherspoon, Alan Clark, & Mark Sheldon (p.318)
3. http://www.ww2irishaviation.com/am265.htm
4. http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?18331-Catalina-II-AM265-of-240-Sqn-a-couple-of-questions


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Apr-2016 11:50 ORD Added
01-Aug-2016 13:11 TB Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative, Plane category]
06-Jan-2017 18:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Jan-2017 18:24 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
04-Mar-2017 18:35 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
04-Jan-2019 07:27 dp_burke Updated [Source]
06-Mar-2019 11:01 dp_burke Updated [Source]
18-Aug-2020 09:27 soucek56 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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