Crash of a Boeing B-17G-DL Flying Fortress in Socorro: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jul 12, 1972 at 1605 LT
Registration:
N73648
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Alamogordo - Alamogordo
MSN:
32505
YOM:
1944
Flight number:
Tanker 56
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
3500
Captain / Total hours on type:
325.00
Circumstances:
The crew departed Alamogordo on a fire fighting mission in the region of Socorro. During a second pass at low altitude, the airplane contacted trees and crashed in flames. Both pilots were killed.
Probable cause:
The pilot misjudged altitude and clearance. Witnesses stated that the pilot was too low on the second slurry run.
Final Report:

Crash of a Boeing B-17G-DL Flying Fortress in San Igniacio de Moxos

Date & Time: Feb 11, 1972
Operator:
Registration:
CP-936
Flight Type:
MSN:
9300
YOM:
1943
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances. Crew fate unknown.

Crash of a Boeing B-17G-DL Flying Fortress in Tucson

Date & Time: Jul 12, 1971 at 1530 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N9324Z
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Tucson - Tucson
MSN:
32183
YOM:
1944
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
3020
Captain / Total hours on type:
450.00
Circumstances:
The crew was engaged in a fire fighting mission in the region of Tucson, Arizona. While flying at low height, the crew noticed a loss of power on all four engines and attempted an emergency landing. The aircraft crash landed in an uninhabited area and came to rest. Both pilots were uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Failure of the fuel system and ram air assembly. The following factors were reported:
- Partial loss of power on four engines,
- Forced landing off airport on land,
- Baffle in air intake scoop separated from n°4 engine, restering airflow to carburettor 1, 2 and 3 propellers that moved to high pitch.
Final Report:

Crash of a Boeing TB-17F Flying Fortress near Dubois: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 18, 1970 at 1637 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N1340N
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Cody - Cody
MSN:
42-6107
YOM:
1942
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
8000
Captain / Total hours on type:
105.00
Circumstances:
The crew departed Cody in the afternoon in a firefighting mission in the region of Dubois. While completing a pullup from a swath run, the crew lost control of the airplane that crashed on the slope of a mountain. Both pilots were killed.
Probable cause:
The pilot misjudged the altitude and clearance and failed to obtain/maintain flying speed. The following contributing factors were reported:
- Downdrafts, updrafts,
- High density altitude (13,000 feet),
- Fire drop down slope side of mountain,
- Downwind run,
- Wind up to 35 mph.
Final Report:

Crash of a Boeing B-17G-PB-1W Flying Fortress in Kalispell

Date & Time: Aug 29, 1967 at 0927 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N7228C
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kalispell - Kalispell
MSN:
32498
YOM:
1945
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
2600
Captain / Total hours on type:
210.00
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Kalispell Airport while on a firefighting mission, the copilot informed ground that the engine number three caught fire and elected to return for an emergency landing. Fire spread quickly to the right wing and the crew realized he could not make it so the captain attempted an emergency landing in an open field located near the airport. The airplane crash landed and came to rest in flames. While both crew members were uninjured, the aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
Fire on engine number three after takeoff for undetermined reason.
Final Report:

Crash of a Boeing B-17G-DL Flying Fortress in La Paz

Date & Time: Aug 17, 1967
Registration:
CP-640
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
32516
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances at La Paz-El Alto Airport. No casualties.

Crash of a Boeing B-17G-DL Flying Fortress in La Paz

Date & Time: Apr 13, 1967
Registration:
CP-767
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
32500
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances at La Paz-El Alto Airport. No casualties.

Crash of a Boeing B-17G-BO Flying Fortress in Santa Ana

Date & Time: Feb 21, 1965
Registration:
CP-742
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
32499
YOM:
1944
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances while on a cargo flight.

Crash of a Boeing B-17G-BO Flying Fortress in La Paz

Date & Time: Feb 7, 1965
Operator:
Registration:
CP-580
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
9300
YOM:
1943
Country:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed on landing. No casualties.