Catalina affair

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Flight 27[1]
Tp 79 at F 8 Barkarby.jpg
Tp 79 Hugin at F 8 Barkarby in 1951
Incident
Date13 June 1952
SummaryShot down
SiteEast of Gotska Sandön
58°23.522′N 20°17.460′E / 58.392033°N 20.291000°E / 58.392033; 20.291000Coordinates: 58°23.522′N 20°17.460′E / 58.392033°N 20.291000°E / 58.392033; 20.291000[2]
Aircraft
Aircraft typeDC-3A-360 Skytrain
Aircraft nameHugin [3][4]
OperatorSwedish Air Force
Flight originStockholm Bromma Airport
Stockholm, Sweden
DestinationStockholm Bromma Airport
Passengers0
Crew8
Fatalities8
Survivors0
Catalina affair 1952.jpg
The Catalina shot down by Soviet forces while searching for the missing Hugin
Incident
Date16 June 1952
SummaryShot down
SiteEast of Gotska Sandön
Aircraft
Aircraft typePBY-5 Catalina
OperatorSwedish Air Force
Flight originF 2 Hägernäs[5]
near Stockholm, Sweden
DestinationF 2 Hägernäs[6]
Passengers0
Crew5
Fatalities0

The Catalina affair (Swedish: Catalinaaffären) was a military confrontation and diplomatic crisis in June 1952 between the USSR and Sweden. It was during the Cold War. Soviet fighter aeroplanes shot down two Swedish Air Force aeroplanes over the Baltic Sea. Both aircrafts were found in 2003.

References[change | change source]

  1. Magnusson, p. 10
  2. Magnusson 2007, p. 9
  3. Magnusson 2007, p. 133, p. 202
  4. The sister aircraft 79002 was called Munin. Magnusson 2007, p. 47
  5. Magnusson 2007, p. 33.
  6. Assumed to be same as origin.

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