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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240919
Last updated: 17 November 2020
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Date:23-AUG-2020
Time:17:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic L188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-188C Electra
Owner/operator:Air Spray (1967) Ltd
Registration: C-GHZI
C/n / msn: 2007
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:20 Nm NE of Chico Airport (KCIC), CA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:Chico Airport, CA (CIC/KCIC)
Destination airport:Chico Airport, CA (CIC/KCIC)
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
Narrative:
An Air Spray (1967) Ltd Lockheed 188, was conducting aerial firefighting operations 20 NM North East of Chico Airport (KCIC), CA. The aircraft inadvertently entered smoke in short final and dropped retardant load. Exiting the smoke, flight crew observed trees tops near left wing level.
The aircraft performed a second bomb run without incident. Evidence of tree strikes was discovered during maintenance post flight inspection. Aircraft was ferried back to company's maintenance base for repair.

Sources:

TSB A20F0146
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/c-ghzi#254d8759
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/CGHZI/history/20200824/0043Z/KCIC/KCIC

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

8 Jun 1983 N1968R Reeve Aleutian Airways 0 near Cold Bay Airport, AK (CDB) sub


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Sep-2020 19:55 harro Added
04-Sep-2020 20:12 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Total occupants, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Sep-2020 05:52 harro Updated [Photo]
06-Sep-2020 05:42 Anon. Updated [Location, Country, Source]
14-Oct-2020 18:44 harro Updated [[Location, Country, Source]]

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