Accident Boeing-Canada Catalina IVB (PBY-5A) KK-N, Sunday 28 March 1954
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Date:Sunday 28 March 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing-Canada Catalina IVB (PBY-5A)
Owner/operator:Royal Norwegian Air Force - RNoAF
Registration: KK-N
MSN: 28129
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Bear Island -   Norway
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Tromsø/Langnes Airport (TOS/ENTC)
Destination airport:Tromsø/Langnes Airport (TOS/ENTC)
The Catalina took off from Tromsø on a round trip to drop mail, first on the Bear Island, then on the Island Hopen and two places on the Island Svalbard namely New Ålesund and Longyearbyen. After successful drops at all the four places, the plane took a low pass over Bear Island at a height of 100 meters. While passing just south of the radiostation it made a right turn and the right wing hit the ground causing the plane to crash on the island. There were occasional snowshowers at the time of the accident.


Wikipedia: Bjørnøya-ulykken



photo (c) Per Harald Olsen; Bear Island; 2009; (CC:by-sa)

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