Narrative:Crashed during a waterbombing mission when it lost control and nose-dived. The loss of control was probably caused by a momentary fuel starvation on the right hand engine due to an asymmetric fuel load.
|Date:||21 MAY 1978|
|Type:||Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina|
|C/n / msn:|| CV-383|
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Snow Lake, MB (Canada)
|Phase:|| Maneuvering (MNV)|
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.