Accident Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer N6813D, Saturday 9 August 1975
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Date:Saturday 9 August 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic P4Y model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer
Owner/operator:Hawkins & Powers Aviation
Registration: N6813D
Total airframe hrs:1482 hours
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Port Hardy Airport, BC (YZT) -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC)
Destination airport:Ketchikan International Airport, AK (KTN/PAKT)
During 1975, the aircraft was under contract to the US Department of the Interior and based at Anchorage, Alaska. On August 8, 1975, the aircraft was being flown back to its home base at Greybull Airport, Wyoming.
The first fuel stop was Ketchikan in Alaska, but the aircraft was not able to land there due to bad weather.
Shortly after midnight on August 9, after seven hours of flight, the aircraft ran out of fuel, and the engines began to flame out.
The crew attempted to reach Port Hardy Airport, British Columbia, Canada. During final approach with only one engine still running,
the pilot considered he was too high to land and attempted to go-around. The aircraft struck the ground during the turn, crashed through the airport perimeter fence, crossed the rock and driftwood strewn beach, and came to rest in the ocean, approximately
100 yards offshore.


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photo (c) Larry Belzac; Port Hardy Airport, BC (YZT)

photo (c) Larry Belzac; Port Hardy Airport, BC (YZT)

photo (c) Larry Belzac; Port Hardy Airport, BC (YZT)

photo (c) Peter Frei; Detroit-Willow Run Airport, MI (YIP); 1998

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