NTSB Identification: SEA85FA182.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29327.
Accident occurred Monday, July 29, 1985 in NORTHPORT, WA
Aircraft: CONSOLIDATED-VULTEE PBY-6A, registration: N2886D
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WATER BOMBER ACFT LANDED ON LAKE WITH DUMP DOORS PARTIALLY OPEN DURING LANDING PHASE OF WATER PICKUP RUN. MECHANICALLY OPERATED DUMP DOOR LOCKS WERE APPLIED BEFORE DUMP DOORS WERE CLOSED. PLT CONTROLLED DUMP DOORS FROM PILOTS CONTROL WHEEL, CO-PILOT OPERATED DOOR LOCKS BY SEPARATE CONTROL INDEPENDENT OF THE DUMP DOORS.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

CHECKLIST..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

FATIGUE(CHRONIC)..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

IMPROPER USE OF EQUIPMENT/AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

IMPROPER USE OF PROCEDURE..COMPANY/OPERATOR MANAGEMENT


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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