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Incident Name:  near Roosevelt Lake, AZ
Date: June 28, 1964
Personnel: Captain James A Moseley
Age: 28
Agency/Organization: unknown private company
Position: aerial firefighter

Summary: On June 28, 1964, the B-26 -- presumably the one that Jim Moseley was piloting -- for the purpose of "fire control" according to the NTSB, went down at the beginning of the retardant drop "swath run" on a fire near Roosevelt Lake, AZ.

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  • Concise Information from the NTSB, FAA, and research by the WLF Staff:
    • June 28, 1964
    • 1 killed: Jim Moseley
    • Operator: unknown
    • Type: DOUGLAS B-26C
    • Location: near Roosevelt Lake, AZ
    • FAA Registration # N8037E
    • NTSB # unknown
  • National Transportation Safety Board: Probable Cause (html)

    Probable Cause was undetermined, but the crash occurred at the "starting of swath run" (tanker was beginning the drop).

  • The NTSB online lookup Utility has no NTSB record number. You can find this record if you search the NTSB lookup utility using the FAA Registration of N8037E.
  • Note: Prior to 1996 NTSB did not investigate Gov owned and operated, Gov owned and contractor operated or some aircraft that were privately owned and operated as "public aircraft". Government agency investigations and reports were/are often hard to find and access. The "Pressler Act", passed in 1995 and enacted in 1996, changed that, making all aircraft accident reports easier to access and lessons easier to learn. (Click the link and search on "Pressler".)
  • Find a Grave info: Capt James A Moseley

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  • Find a Grave Index: Capt James A Moseley

    Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery

    Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA

 

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