Catalina PBY-5A, BUNO 7302PBY Catalina landing

The Incident:

Flying boat crashed on take-off shortly after becoming airborne causing extensive damage to hull and left wing. Unable to perform necessary repairs at Reykjavík even for flying back to the US for major repair. Requested permission to strike this plane from Navy list, stripping all salvageable material for urgently needed spares and ship hull and wings to the US by ship.

The Crew:

The crew survived.

The Aircraft:

PBY-5A Catalina
Consolidated Aircraft
S/N: 7302
Notandi: USN VP84 Patrol Bomber Squadron
USN VP84 operated PBY-5A in Iceland from 2 Oct 1942 to 1 Sep 1943
The Squadron claim 6 German U-boats sunk.

Details on aircraft: WikipediaYoutube

VP84 mishap record
Vígdrekar og vopnagnýr e. Friðþór Eydal
J. Baugher