42322Re: [PBY] A24-15
- Dec 2, 2013Just across from Port Moresby? Beautiful water. Is there an accident report?Bob Bergstrom
Just google it Bob, this is what I got.http://pg.geoview.info/gemo_island,43653225wRob
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Where is Gemo Island ?
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Just visited the crash site of this Catalina, nothing remains apart from a large area of melted al uminium 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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