Narrative:The PBY-5A fire fighting plane was scooping up water from the Canal Donzère-Mondragon when the undercarriage door opened due to a technical malfunction. Water entered the wheel bay causing the plane to swing to the side, striking the bank of the canal.
|Date:||Saturday 4 July 1964|
|Type:||Consolidated PBY-5A Canso|
|C/n / msn:|| CV-449|
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Donzère (France)
|Phase:|| Maneuvering (MNV)|
» PBY-5A-F ZBAR PELICAN ROUGE
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.