Date & Time: Aug 17, 1953
Type of aircraft:
Survey / Patrol / Reconnaissance
Spotted Bear - Spotted Bear
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
The three engine aircraft left Spotted Bear-US Forest Service Airport with a pilot and six smoke jumpers on board. While flying at low height over the Flathead Indian Reserve located south of Kalispell, the aircraft suffered a simultaneous failure of all three engines. It stalled and crashed in a wooded area. All seven occupants were injured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Failure of all three engines in flight.