Date & Time: Dec 22, 1955
Type of aircraft:
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
Lake, Sea, Ocean, River
Montreal – Godthab – Keflavik – Prestwick – Karachi
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The crew was completing a flight from Montreal to Karachi, the aircraft being delivered to the Pakistan government. While approaching the Scottish coast, both engines failed. The captain attempted to ditch the aircraft off Kyleake. On touchdown, the seaplane lost its floats, drifted away and eventually sank. Five crew members were rescued while the navigator was killed.
Double engine failure caused by a fuel exhaustion due to strong headwinds.