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42328RE: [PBY] A24-15

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  • Bob Cleworth
    Dec 2, 2013
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      Yes there will be an accident report in the Australian Archives



      From: PBY@yahoogroups.com [mailto:PBY@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Robert Bergstrom
      Sent: Tuesday, 3 December 2013 11:08 AM
      To: PBY@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [PBY] A24-15



      Just across from Port Moresby?  Beautiful water.  Is there an accident report?


      Bob Bergstrom


      Sent: Monday, December 02, 2013 3:55 PM

      Subject: RE: [PBY] A24-15



      Just google it Bob, this is what I got.









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      Tue, 3 Dec 2013 10:29:32 +1100


      RE: [PBY] A24-15


      Where is Gemo Island ?



      From: PBY@yahoogroupscom [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 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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