Accident description
Last updated: 25 July 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 4 July 1964
Type:Canadian Vickers PBV-1A Canso A (PBY-5A)
Operator:Securité Civile
Registration: F-ZBAR
C/n / msn: CV-449
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Donzère (   France) show on map
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
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.

Sources:
» PBY-5A-F ZBAR PELICAN ROUGE


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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.
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