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Status:Final
Date:Thursday 27 June 1974
Time:07:26
Type:Silhouette image of generic P4Y model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated P4Y-2B Privateer
Operator:SS&T Aerial Contractors
Registration: N7237C
MSN:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Safford, AZ (   United States of America)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:Tucson (unknown airport), AZ, United States of America
Destination airport:Tucson (unknown airport), AZ, United States of America
Narrative:
The PB4Y-2 struck trees and impacted a mountainside while fighting a fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - misjudged clearance
FACTOR:
terrain - high obstructions

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

Sources:
» NTSB


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accident date: 27-06-1974
type: Consolidated P4Y-2B Privateer
registration: N7237C
photo of Consolidated-P4Y-2B-Privateer-N7237C
accident date: 27-06-1974
type: Consolidated P4Y-2B Privateer
registration: N7237C
photo of Consolidated-P4Y-2B-Privateer-N7237C
accident date: 27-06-1974
type: Consolidated P4Y-2B Privateer
registration: N7237C
photo of Consolidated-P4Y-2B-Privateer-N7237C
accident date: 27-06-1974
type: Consolidated P4Y-2B Privateer
registration: N7237C
 
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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