Catalina affair

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Flight 27[1]
Tp 79 Hugin at F 8 Barkarby in 1951.
Incident summary
Date13 June 1952
SummaryShot down
PlaceEast 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]
Passengers0
Crew8
Fatalities8 (all)
Aircraft typeDC-3A-360 Skytrain
Aircraft nameHugin [3][4]
Airline/userSwedish Air Force
Flew fromStockholm Bromma Airport
Stockholm, Sweden
Flying toStockholm Bromma Airport
The Catalina shot down by Soviet forces while searching for the missing Hugin.
Incident summary
Date16 June 1952
SummaryShot down
PlaceEast of Gotska Sandön
Passengers0
Crew5
Fatalities0
Aircraft typePBY-5 Catalina
Airline/userSwedish Air Force
Registration19520616-1
Flew fromF 2 Hägernäs[5]
near Stockholm, Sweden
Flying toF 2 Hägernäs[6]

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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