Built by Aichi at Watanabe Iron Works. Delivered to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). Assigned to an unknown Kōkūtai, likely 958 Kokutai. This aircraft operated from Shortland Harbor Seaplane Base.
This aircraft was abandoned or sunk into Kulitana Bay off Lofang outside the entrance to Tuha Channel.
The aircraft is partially above the surface. The fuselage has been cut away and likely scrapped. Only a portion of the fuselage center section and wing center section remains.
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January 9, 2018