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Last updated: 22 August 2019
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Date:Saturday 4 July 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadian Vickers PBV-1A Canso A (PBY-5A)
Operator:Securité Civile
Registration: F-ZBAR
C/n / msn: CV-449
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Donzère (   France)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The PBY-5A fire fighting plane was scooping up water from the Canal Donzère-Mondragon when the undercarriage door opened due to a technical malfunction. Water entered the wheel bay causing the plane to swing to the side, striking the bank of the canal.

Sources:
» PBY-5A-F ZBAR PELICAN ROUGE


Photos

photo of Canadian-Vickers-PBV-1A-Canso-A-F-ZBAR
accident date: 04-07-1964
type: Canadian Vickers PBV-1A Canso A (PBY-5A)
registration: F-ZBAR
 
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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