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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
Status:Final
Date:Monday 27 July 1970
Time:14:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic P4Y model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated P4Y-2 Privateer
Operator:Rosenbalm Aviation
Registration: N3191G
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Diamond Lake, OR (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:Medford Municipal Airport, OR (MFR/KMFR), United States of America
Destination airport:Medford Municipal Airport, OR (MFR/KMFR), United States of America
Narrative:
The engines of the PBY-2 fire fighting plane flamed out as a result of fuel exhaustion. The airplane was ditched in Diamond Lake, Oregon.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
pilot in command - mismanagement of fuel
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fuel exhaustion
FACTORS:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - jettisoned load
miscellaneous acts,conditions - failure of two or more engines
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water

Sources:
» NTSB


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