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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Saturday 10 April 1965
Time:13:53
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
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Total airframe hrs:1807
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Klamath Falls, OR (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
Crashed when master rod bearing failed. With wind gusts up to 60 mph the aircraft struck trees and crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSES:
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

Sources:
» NTSB


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