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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Monday 29 July 1985
Time:15:38
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina
Operator:Aries Aire
Registration: N2886D
C/n / msn: 64034
First flight:
Total airframe hrs:4415
Engines: 2 Wright R-2600-20
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:Northport, WA (   United States of America)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Struck the sea nose first and crashed while trying to get a load of water for a fire fighting mission.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
checklist..not followed..pilot in command
fatigue(chronic)..pilot in command
improper use of equipment/aircraft..pilot in command
improper use of procedure..company/operator management
Contributing factors:
in-flight planning/decision..inadvertent..pilot in command
pressure..pilot in command
psychological condition..pilot in command

Sources:
» NTSB


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