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Accident description
Last updated: 24 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 15 October 1970
Time:09:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadian Vickers PBV-1A Canso (PBY-5A)
Operator:Barringer Research Inc.
Registration: N610FF
C/n / msn: CV-399
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport, WI (RHI) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport, WI (RHI/KRHI), United States of America
Destination airport:Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport, WI (RHI/KRHI), United States of America
Narrative:
The Canso flying boat (a.k.a. Catalina) took off for a flight to test mineral research equipment. The aircraft departed with 50% frost accumulation on the airframe, stalled and crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSES:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed
miscellaneous acts, conditions - airframe ice

Classification:
Icing
Loss of control

Sources:
» The Warbirds Resource Group (warbirdregistry.org)
» NTSB


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