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.
|Date:||Saturday 31 July 2010|
|Type:||Convair CV-580 Airtanker|
|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)|
|Departure airport:||Kamloops Airport, BC (YKA/CYKA), Canada|
|Destination airport:||Kamloops Airport, BC (YKA/CYKA), Canada|
» Water bomber crew confirmed killed
» Plane carrying 2 people crashes while battling B.C. fire
» CADORS report number; 2010P1088
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Distance from Kamloops Airport, BC to Kamloops Airport, BC as the crow flies is NAN km (NAN miles).
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.