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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Monday 22 July 1968
Time:17:57
Type:Silhouette image of generic P4Y model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated P4Y-2G Privateer
Operator:Avery Aviation
Registration: N7974A
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near McGrath, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed into mountain en route to a forest fire. The passengers did not have seat belts.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
pilot in command - misjudged altitude and clearance
FACTOR(S)
terrain - high obstructions

Classification:

Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» NTSB File 3-4088


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