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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 10707
Last updated: 6 July 2019
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Date:08-JUL-1965
Time:05:51
Type:Phoenix P-1
Owner/operator:Tallmantz Aviation.
Registration: N93082
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Buttercup Valley, about 20 miles from Yuma, Arizona. -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The plane was flying for photographers in the filming of the movie ' Flight of the Phoenix.' A low pass without touchdown was intended. The unique aircraft, constructed specially for the movie, touched the ground at 90 mph and crashed, nosing over and breaking up.
The famous Hollywood movie and stunt pilot Paul Mantz was killed and his co-pilot Bobby Rose sustained serious injuries.

Sources:

NTSB
http://www.check-six.com/Crash_Sites/Mantz-P1.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
01-Jul-2010 22:14 angels one five Updated [Operator, Phase, Narrative]
04-Jul-2010 17:49 angels one five Updated [Time, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Narrative]
04-Jul-2010 18:01 angels one five Updated [Source, Narrative]
26-Aug-2011 00:04 Anon. Updated [Source, Narrative]

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