ASN Aircraft accident Consolidated P4Y-2G Privateer N7974A McGrath, AK
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Monday 22 July 1968
Type:Silhouette image of generic P4Y model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated P4Y-2G Privateer
Operator:Avery Aviation
Registration: N7974A
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near McGrath, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Crashed into mountain en route to a forest fire. The passengers did not have seat belts.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - misjudged altitude and clearance
terrain - high obstructions


Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» NTSB File 3-4088


photo of Consolidated-P4Y-2G-Privateer-66306
accident date: 22-07-1968
type: Consolidated P4Y-2G Privateer
registration: 66306
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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