ASN Aircraft accident Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina N6455C Klamath Falls, OR
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Saturday 10 April 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina
Operator:Liston Aircraft
Registration: N6455C
First flight:
Total airframe hrs:1807
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Klamath Falls, OR (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Crashed when master rod bearing failed. With wind gusts up to 60 mph the aircraft struck trees and crashed.

Probable Cause:

powerplant - engine structure: master and connecting rods
miscellaneous acts, conditions - material failure
pilot in command - improper in-flight decisions or planning
weather - unfavorable wind conditions
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-1 engine
weather briefing - briefed by weather bureau personnel, in person
weather forecast - forecast substantially correct



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