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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 12 June 1974
Time:13:57
Type:Silhouette image of generic L37 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon
Operator:Master Equipment Co.
Registration: N7263C
C/n / msn: 15-1247
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Winslow, AZ (   United States of America)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:White River Airport, AZ (WTR), United States of America
Destination airport:White River Airport, AZ (WTR), United States of America
Narrative:
The pilot lost control in a steep bank. Density altitude was about 12000 feet.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed
FACTORS
weather - high density altitude
weather briefing - unknown/not reported
weather forecast - unknown/not reported

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» NTSB


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