Incident Grumman F7F-3N Tigercat N7629C,
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Date:Saturday 29 August 1959
Type:Grumman F7F-3N Tigercat
Owner/operator:Glenn Collins Adventure Films
Registration: N7629C
MSN: C.116
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Portland Int'l Airport, OR -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Portland Int'l Airport, OR
The "F-7-F Fire Cat" landed with one engine afire after used for fighting forest fire in Alaska. Pilot John Fletcher (42) escaped unhurt. Firemen extinguished the blaze within 10 minutes.


The Nome Nugget 30 August 1959, p1 n

Revision history:

09-Jan-2022 17:14 TB Added
29-Aug-2023 19:09 Cobar Updated [Source]
29-Aug-2023 19:15 Cobar Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Destination airport]

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