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Status:Final
Date:Saturday 18 July 1970
Time:16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina
Operator:Unknown
Registration: N6459C
MSN: 2017
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Columbia Airport, CA (COA) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:Columbia Airport, CA (COA), United States of America
Destination airport:Columbia Airport, CA (COA), United States of America
Narrative:
The Catalina struck granite boulders 252 feet short and 5 feet below runway elevation.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSES:
pilot in command - misjudged distance,speed,and altitude
terrain - other
FACTORS:
miscellaneous acts, conditions - downwind
weather - high temperature
weather briefing - no record of briefing received
weather forecast - unknown/not reported

Sources:
» NTSB


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