Date & Time: Jul 12, 1972 at 1605 LT
Alamogordo - Alamogordo
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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.
The pilot misjudged altitude and clearance. Witnesses stated that the pilot was too low on the second slurry run.