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Catalina Crash Plymouth 1986 BBC? Newsreel

Postby longshot » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:37 pm

On Youtube (at last!)...terrible quality b&w but it least it's up. They definitely seem to 'lose it' BEFORE they hit the buoy...your analysis please (David?)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Cd9XTuUKg4 Mick
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Re: Catalina Crash Plymouth 1986 BBC? Newsreel

Postby DavidLegg » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:01 pm

My analysis? - too fast, too long and mishandling of the engines, brought to a speedy conclusion by a hefty buoy. The AIB/Lloyds of London report, compiled by professionals unlike me, bears that out. It seems that the landing was entrusted to the owner who had limited experience of landing Catalinas on water and he 'lost it'. It is a classic confirmation that when something goes wrong on water it can very quickly get out of hand with, perhaps, less chance of recovery than when landing on terra firma. The Grumman Goose video, also posted today elsewhere on this forum, is another case in point.
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Re: Catalina Crash Plymouth 1986 BBC? Newsreel

Postby dogsbody » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:40 pm

I've put a link to the Goose landing here:

viewtopic.php?f=16&t=1825


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Re: Catalina Crash Plymouth 1986 BBC? Newsreel

Postby longshot » Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:05 pm

There is BBC footage of the Plymouth Catalina 'arrival' and the eventual departure after repair in October 1986 and what I assume is a compilation of both transmitted 29Oct86 but it's all licensed out to Getty for marketing and not viewable online.
https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/videos/ca ... st#license

Somebody has Youtubed a 1993 BBC piece on Kermit Weeks Sunderland, OK quality but unimaginative filming, little 'action'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK1_C4t7lpM
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Re: Catalina Crash Plymouth 1986 BBC? Newsreel

Postby AlexNortonesq » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:01 am

It may be unimaginative longshot, but I work on the theory that any video of a Sunderland flying is better than none.
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