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Incident Name: Death Index has location as Calavaras CA
Date:  6/29/1986, 1931 hours
Personnel: 2 lives lost
Age: 
Agency/Organization: CDF now CAL FIRE
Position: Pilots

Summary:
Clarence R. "Bob" Lind, age 45, Pilot
Richard M "Dick" Boyd, age 52, Inspector Pilot

On June 29, 1986 two pilots were aboard Tanker 77 and were engaged in a training flight at or near Calaveras CA. The S2 airtanker stalled after a water drop. It's suspected that a simulated engine failure practice was being given. Neither pilot survived.

 

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One mile west of the Camp 9 powerhouse and 350 yards above the Camp 9 Rd. Stanislaus Canyon. (Somewhat near Calaveras, CA.)

 

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Reports, Documentation, Lessons Learned

  • Concise Information from the FAA, AAP and research by Tom Janney:
    • 6/29/1986, 1931 hours, Tanker 77
    • 2 killed, Richard M Boyd, inspector Pilot, & Clarence Lind, pilot
    • Operator: CDF (now CAL FIRE)
    • Type: S-2
    • Location:
    • Training flight; stalled after water drop. Suspect simulated engine failure practice being given (Loss of ontrol in Flight; LOCIF)
    • FAA Registration # N415DF
    • NTSB # None
  • The NTSB online lookup Utility has no record. Use FAA #N415DF.
  • California Death Index: Richard Mallory Boyd | Clarence Robert Lind
  • 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".)
  • Bob Lind and Dick Boyd named as fallen
Bob Lind and Richard Boyd named as fallen Bob Lind and Richard Boyd named as fallen
Bob Lind and Richard Boyd named as fallen Bob Lind and Richard Boyd named as fallen
Bob Lind and Richard Boyd named as fallen Bob Lind and Richard Boyd named as fallen
 
Bob Lind and Richard Boyd named as fallen Bob Lind and Richard Boyd named as fallen
Bob Lind and Richard Boyd named as fallen Bob Lind and Richard Boyd named as fallen
Bob Lind and Richard Boyd named as fallen Bob Lind and Richard Boyd named as fallen

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Bob Lind and Richard Boyd obituaries Bob Lind and Richard Boyd obituaries

 

 

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Contributors to this article: Tom Janney

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