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Accident description
Last updated: 26 August 2016
Status:Preliminary
Date:Saturday 31 July 2010
Time:20:24
Type:Silhouette image of generic CVLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-580 Airtanker
Operator:Conair Aviation
Registration: C-FKFY
C/n / msn: 129
First flight: 1953
Engines: 2 Allison 501-D22G
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:15 km (9.4 mls) S of Lytton, BC (   Canada)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:Kamloops Airport, BC (YKA/CYKA), Canada
Destination airport:Kamloops Airport, BC (YKA/CYKA), Canada
Flightnumber: 448
Narrative:
A Conair Aviation Convair CV-580 Airtanker ("Tanker 48") was destroyed when it crashed near Lytton, BC, Canada. Both crew members were killed in the accident. The airplane was contracted out to the B.C. Ministry of Forest and Lands as it fought a forest fire near Siwash Road, about 18 kilometres south of Lytton.

Sources:
» Water bomber crew confirmed killed
» Plane carrying 2 people crashes while battling B.C. fire
» CADORS report number; 2010P1088


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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