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Picture of the Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina (28) aircraft

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More: Off-Airport - Ras Ash Shaykh Humayd
More: Saudi Arabia, April 2000
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N5593V (cn 1759) On the spring of 1960, Thomas Kendall, his family, and a photographer from Life magazine set off on a round the world pleasure trip in this Catalina. On 22nd March they touched down in the Gulf of Aqaba. The following day they were attacked with automatic gun fire from a headland nearby. by local people who had mistaken them for Israeli commandos. Mr Kendall and his secratary were injured and 4,000 litres of fuel poured onto the sand. After interogation in Jeddah they were all released. (Previously 48397)
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A visitor from Brazil posted Tue October 12, 2010:
Historic photo !

A visitor from United States posted Tue October 12, 2010:
Thanks for capturing this piece of history! Can't you just hear that conversation? "Hey, honey -- I've got a great idea: let's take the kids and fly around the world! What's the worst that could happen?"

A visitor from - posted Mon October 11, 2010:
Thanks for uploading. History captured on camera that will not last in the desert.

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