Aircraft Photo of N84857 | Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina | USA - Navy | #112607
Registration / Serial:N84857
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
C/n (msn):1522
Operator Painted:USA - Navy
City / Airport:Burlington / Mount Vernon - Skagit RegionalMap
Region / Country:Washington, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: -   IATA: -   Local: BVS   Other: -
Photo Date:5 June 2006
Photo by:Aad van der Voet
Photo ID: 112607
Photo Comment

The Catalina hiding behind Piper PA-22 N7124D is N84857 ex BuNo 33968. While taxiing for take-off at Lewistown, MT on 9 May 1985, this aircraft's brakes failed. It ended up in a gully, its nose section completely crushed. It was repaired using the nose section of RCAF 11029 c/n CV-311, but remained stored at Lewistown until dismantled in Sep 2000 and trucked to here for further restoration. By Sep 2005 it had been reassembled as seen in this photo. On 25 June 2010 a Boeing Vertol 234 helicopter airlifted it to NAS Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor, WA for static display. Sorry for the blocking fence!

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