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Bu.5982 .

Originally intended for use by the Netherlands East Indies.
Arrived in Australia April 1942 and received at Rathmines
Put into Service September 1942.
Served with the Seaplane Training Flight, later 3 OTU and 107 Sqn  Coded JE-H.
On the 7th of December 1943 the controls became jammed and the aircraft flipped on takeoff near Wangi Point, Lake Macquarie.
Crew; FO K Drury and FltSgt A Larsen both unharmed.
The aircraft was towed to shore and righted, as the aircraft was submerged it was not flown again and reduced to spares.