ASN Aircraft accident Lockheed P-2H Neptune N65170 Wynoochee Dam, WA
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Date:Sunday 30 September 1990
Type:Silhouette image of generic P2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed P-2H Neptune
Operator:Black Hills Aviation
Registration: N65170
MSN: 826-8025
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Wynoochee Dam, WA (   United States of America)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Lockheed Neptune N65170, Tanker 08, crashed while working the Wynoochee Fire in the Olympic National Forest in Washington State. This fire had been started by the earlier crash of a Cessna 172N (N738AQ).
The aircraft was dropping retardant on the Wynoochee Fire in steep terrain. The crew extended the flaps which is normal procedure and extended the landing gear to prevent airspeed from increasing while descending into the canyon. During the pull-up from the drop, the airtanker collided with terrain.

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