Crash of a Lockheed P-2 Harpoon in Blandburg: 2 killed

Date & Time: Apr 20, 1997 at 1437 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N6856C
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Mid State-Mid State
MSN:
15-1156
YOM:
1944
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
2000
Captain / Total hours on type:
170.00
Aircraft flight hours:
3497

Crash of a Lockheed P-2 Harpoon in Mesa

Date & Time: May 1, 1985 at 1557 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N7415C
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Mesa-Mesa
MSN:
151608
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
11750
Captain / Total hours on type:
220.00

Crash of a Lockheed PV-2D Harpoon in Addison

Date & Time: Apr 28, 1975 at 1534 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N230Z
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Addison - Addison
MSN:
15-1603
YOM:
1945
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
2178
Captain / Total hours on type:
199.00
Circumstances:
Following a fire control mission, the crew was returning to Addison Airport. On final approach, a malfunction on the left engine forced the crew to feather its propeller when control was lost. The airplane banked left and crashed about 300 yards short of runway threshold. Both pilots were injured while the aircraft was destroyed.
Probable cause:
Stalled on final approach after the crew failed to follow the approved procedures and failed to maintain flying speed. The following contributing factors were reported:
- Poorly planned approach,
- The pilot feathered the left propeller due to low level engine oil, proved to be erroneous.
Final Report:

Crash of a Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon near Winslow: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 12, 1974 at 1357 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N7263C
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Whiteriver - Whiteriver
MSN:
15-1247
YOM:
1944
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
2200
Captain / Total hours on type:
400.00
Circumstances:
The crew departed Whiteriver on a fire fighting mission. While flying at low height, the airplane went out of control and crashed in flames. Both crew members were killed.
Probable cause:
Loss of control after the crew failed to maintain flying speed .The following factors were reported:
- High density altitude, about 12,000 feet,
- High temperature,
- Lost control in steep bank.
Final Report:

Crash of a Lockheed P-2V Harpoon near Sebring

Date & Time: May 5, 1969 at 0845 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N7260C
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Sebring - Sebring
MSN:
15-1420
YOM:
1944
Location:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
5053
Captain / Total hours on type:
1051.00
Circumstances:
The crew departed Sebring Airport for a local spraying mission. En route, the left engine failed and the crew delayed the feathering the prop. The aircraft lost height and eventually crashed near Sebring. Both pilots were seriously injured and the aircraft was destroyed by a post crash fire.
Probable cause:
The accident was the consequence of a controlled collision with ground while the crew was trying to return to his departure point. Failure of the engine structure caused by a master and connecting rods failure. The following findings were reported:
- Improper in-flight decisions on part of the crew,
- Improper emergency procedures,
- Complete engine failure due to rear master rod bearing failure,
- Pilot delayed feathering the left prop.
Final Report:

Crash of a Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon in Palm Springs

Date & Time: Sep 23, 1967 at 0712 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N7436C
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
15-1502
YOM:
1945
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
13000
Captain / Total hours on type:
600.00
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from Palm Springs Airport, the right engine failed. The crew elected to make an emergency landing, reduced his altitude and was able to land in a prairie near the airport. While both occupants were uninjured, the airplane was considered as damaged beyond repair. Initially manufactured as a Lockheed PV-2D Harpoon for the US Navy, the airplane was later converted by Oakland Airmotive Corporation as an 'Oakland Centaurus' prototype.
Probable cause:
Failure of the piston n° 13 of the right engine, resulting in exhaust and intake valves remaining open.
Final Report:

Crash of a Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon into the Pacific Ocean: 1 killed

Date & Time: Jun 12, 1967
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N7266C
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Bethel - Kodiak
MSN:
15-1191
YOM:
1944
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
1
Captain / Total flying hours:
2640
Circumstances:
While on a flight from Bethel to Kodiak, the airplane disappeared in the North Pacific Ocean. SAR were conducted but no trace of the aircraft nor the pilot was ever found.
Probable cause:
Due to lack of evidences, it was not possible to determine the possible cause of the accident.
Final Report: