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42320RE: [PBY] A24-15 [1 Attachment]

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  • Bob Cleworth
    Dec 2, 2013
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      Where is Gemo Island ?

      Bob

       

      From: PBY@yahoogroups.com [mailto:PBY@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of chuteless@...
      Sent: Monday, 2 December 2013 2:49 PM
      To: PBY@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [PBY] A24-15 [1 Attachment]

       

       

      Just visited the crash site of this Catalina, nothing remains apart from a large area of melted aluminium and the odd small scrap of metal.

      The picture shows his flight path into the island, TROVE has the details and how they suspect a mis set rudder trim caused the unexpected right hand turn at night into Gemo Island.

      Pilot Fatigue would also play a part in the accident as the crew had just flown a 7.5 hour mission and were going out again for another patrol.

       

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