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Last updated: 24 October 2021
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 12 July 1973
Time:19:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic B17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-17G
Operator:Aircraft Specialities Corporation
Registration: N620L
MSN: 8749
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Eureka, NV (   United States of America)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:Elko Airport, NV (EKO/KEKO), United States of America
Destination airport:Elko Airport, NV (EKO/KEKO), United States of America
Narrative:
The aircraft stalled and crashed during a low altitude steep turn downwind over the downslope side of a mountain.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed
FACTOR(S)
weather - downdraft,updrafts
weather - unfavorable wind conditions
miscellaneous acts,conditions - downwind

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» NTSB


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