42328RE: [PBY] A24-15
- Dec 2, 2013
Yes there will be an accident report in the Australian Archives
Just across from Port Moresby? Beautiful water. Is there an accident report?
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 ?
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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