Accident CANT Z-506B 73-4, Saturday 21 January 1939
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Date:Saturday 21 January 1939
Type:CANT Z-506B
Owner/operator:Aviación Nacional
Registration: 73-4
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:At sea 35Nm off Cabrera Island -   Spain
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
CANT Z-506B performing an exploration mission south of Cabrera, suffered a malfunction in starboard engine, which was cut off and the aircraft forced to ditch in rough sea. This was near the British ship "Mirupanu". All the crew was no injured, Cpt Pérez Esteve, Ltnt.Jinenez Rojas, Alf.Carlos María Rodríguez de Valcárcel and Sergeants Mellado and Gonzalvo. and desembarked in Oran (Algeria).The ship tried to tow the aircraft but finally desisted. The aircraft was found adrift the 25th by the Aux Cruiser "Mar Negro" and towed. It reached Porto Cristo semi-submerged and heavily damaged, then, written-off


"Entre el añíl y el cobalto. Los Hidroaviones en la Guerra de España"
1987 Emilio Herrera Alonso - IHCA Pgs 159-160

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28-Nov-2021 21:06 volman Added

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