Accident Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina N6459C,
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Date:Saturday 18 July 1970
Time:16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina
Owner/operator:Unknown
Registration: N6459C
MSN: 2017
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Columbia Airport, CA (COA) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:Columbia Airport, CA (COA)
Destination airport:Columbia Airport, CA (COA)
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The Catalina struck granite boulders 252 feet short and 5 feet below runway elevation.

PROBABLE CAUSES:
pilot in command - misjudged distance,speed,and altitude
terrain - other
FACTORS:
miscellaneous acts, conditions - downwind
weather - high temperature
weather briefing - no record of briefing received
weather forecast - unknown/not reported

Accident investigation:
  
Investigating agency: 
Report number: OAK71FVA08
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report

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