Built by Kawanishi Kokuki K. K. at Naruo. This flying boat was either model H6K4 or H6K5. Assigned to the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN). Likely, assigned to the 851 Kōkūtai.
Abandoned or sunk off Korouvo on Shortland Island at the Shortland Harbor Seaplane Base.
The wing has collapsed downward onto the fuselage, preventing access to the cockpit or fuselage. The tail cone is embedded in coral in shallow water nearer to the shore. The engines are present, and one propeller has fallen off and rests on the sandy bottom.
Located across from the old Faisi rest house at Korouvo.
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January 31, 2018