- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: July 31, 1944
Time: ?
Location: Funafuti, Gilbert Islands, Pacific Ocean
Operator: Pan American Airways
Flight #: ?
Route: ?
AC Type: Consolidated Catalina PB2Y-3R
Registration: 7233
cn / ln: ?
Aboard: 24   (passengers:17  crew:7)
Fatalities: 22   (passengers:16  crew:6)
Ground: 0
Summary: While taking off in the dark, the aircraft's wingtip collided with the jackpole mast of an anchored liberty ship which had slipped anchor and drifted, unlighted, into the seaplane area. The aircraft then spun out of control, and crashed into the ocean and sank.
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