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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 27 June 1974
Time:07:26
Type:Silhouette image of generic P4Y model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated P4Y-2B Privateer
Operator:SS&T Aerial Contractors
Registration: N7237C
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Safford, AZ (   United States of America)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:Tucson (unknown airport), AZ, United States of America
Destination airport:Tucson (unknown airport), AZ, United States of America
Narrative:
The PB4Y-2 struck trees and impacted a mountainside while fighting a fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - misjudged clearance
FACTOR:
terrain - high obstructions

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» NTSB


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