ASN Aircraft accident Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina N2886D Northport, WA
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Monday 29 July 1985
Time:15:38
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina
Operator:Aries Aire
Registration: N2886D
MSN: 64034
First flight:
Total airframe hrs:4415
Engines: 2 Wright R-2600-20
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Northport, WA (   United States of America)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Struck the sea nose first and crashed while trying to get a load of water for a fire fighting mission.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
checklist..not followed..pilot in command
fatigue(chronic)..pilot in command
improper use of equipment/aircraft..pilot in command
improper use of procedure..company/operator management
Contributing factors:
in-flight planning/decision..inadvertent..pilot in command
pressure..pilot in command
psychological condition..pilot in command

Sources:
» NTSB


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accident date: 29-07-1985
type: Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina
registration: N2886D
photo of Consolidated-PBY-6A-Catalina-N2886D
accident date: 29-07-1985
type: Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina
registration: N2886D
 
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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