Aviation Photo #0058897 Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina (28) - Airborne Fire Attack

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Landing at SNA. "Scarlett" was destroyed less than a week after this photo was taken. It was battling a fire in San Diego when it flipped over on the water while scooping for a fire. Both the pilot and owner survived, but had serious injuries. She flew for 2 years in southern California and successfully scooped 1,500 loads of water/retardent each year. Her military was 44-34049, an OA-10a.
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    Vince LaMonica
    Airborne Fire Attack
    Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina (28)
    Consolidated PBY/A-10 Catalina/Canso (28)
    Consolidated PBY/A-10 Catalina/Canso (28)
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    N322FA
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    Santa Ana - John Wayne / Orange County
    California
    USA
    July 27, 1997
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