MISHAPs: 24 OCT 42 A/C PBM Location: NAS Corpus Christi, Texas Strike: No BUNO: 6483 Cause: Ramp accident; Minor damage Contributed by Terry firstname.lastname@example.org [Updated 17OCT2003 | 25SEP98]
Aircraft Accident Card #43-5134
Aircraft: PBM-3 BUNO: 6483
Date: 24 Oct 42 (1310)
Location: Nas Corpus Christi,Tx
Plane was turning up on ramp preparing to go on a local training flight. A quick release hook was employed on tail of plane connected to other end of tractor to retard planes speed down ramp, hook gave way; plane gained speed and beach crew pulled back on tail wheel bar attempting to retard forward movement of plane. Side wheels of beaching gear hit ramp curbing at water level. Curbing caused keel to be crushed, starboard wing tip float torn off. Plane rested in this position until it could be hoisted back onto another set of beaching gear.
Repairable damage: Starboard chine damaged, starboard wing float torn and Sister Kelsons damaged.
Pilot LT(jg) Forrest A. Pease, AV-N USNR
LT(jg) Lyle A. Sweeney, AV-N USNR
ENS John D. McCurdy, AV-N USNR
ENS Wilbur E. Pierly, AV-N USNR
AMM1 Joseph A. Capone, USN
AMM3 Frank L. Arnold, USN
AMM3 Elwood L. Klepinger, Jr. USNR
AMM3 Charles S. Bruce, USN (slight back injury)
AMM3 Preston C. Borck, Jr. USN
AMM3 Stanley J. Cowan, USN
ARM3 Winifred J. Sorrell, USN
AMM2 Sidney E. Zaresky, USNR
ACMM Drewa N. Gaffney, USNR
ACM Cyril V. Booher, USN
AMM3 Aubray E. Davidson, USN
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