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PBV-1A Catalina - VH-SBV

via Papua New Guinea

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Aircraft History
Construction Number CV-592. This plane was opereated by Trans Australian Airlines (TAA), 6th of July 1962-1966 (Registered as VH-SBV, 1963).  Its last flight was reported as being in Port Moresby 1966.  This aircraft, minus its engines remained in Port Moresby, near Jacksons (7-Mile) Airport. It went into storage and was used for fire training, and was damaged at some point after that.


The above picture was taken by Kevin Lock - Kerema Bay in 1963


Kerema Bay

It is believed that this plane is now at the RNZAF Museum where it is under static restoration.

Can anyone add any more pictures or information?

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