Serial #: 44-35523
Construction #: 28802
Aero Atlas Inc, Red Bluff, CA
- Registered as N3428G.
Rosenbalm Aviation Inc, Medford, OR,
- Flew as tanker #F29 (later #29).
William Dempsay/Central Air Service, East Wenatchee, WA, 1972-1981.
Flew as tanker #108.
Kinney Air Tankers, Richey, MT, June 1981.
- Flew as tanker #108.
- Damaged after left main
gear collapsed during landing, Dubois, PA, June 2, 1982.
Custom Farm Service of Montana, Richey, MT, 1984.
Air Service, East Wenatchee, WA & Rantoul, KS, July 5, 1985-2002.
- Stored in open, Rantoul , KS, 1985-2001.
The air crash with the DOUGLAS RB-26C happened on 6/2/1982 at 1127
in DUBOIS, PENNSYLVANIA, USA, causing Substantial damage to the Airplane. More details on the accident below:
- Date/Time: 6/2/1982 at 1127 Eastern Daylight Time
- Location: DUBOIS, PENNSYLVANIA, USA
- Aircraft: Airplane
- Make/Model: DOUGLAS RB-26C
- Damage: Substantial
- Injuries: N/A
THE AIRCRAFT WAS BEING FERRIED TO ITS
HOME BASE IN MONTANA. DURING A LANDING TO REFUEL, THE LEFT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED AFTER THE AIRCRAFT HAD ROLLED ABOUT 2500 FT
AND HAD SLOWED TO ABOUT 30 TO 40 KTS. AN INSPECTION REVEALED THAT THE LEFT MAIN GEAR BEAM MOUNTING AXLE HAD SHIFTED OUTBOARD
ABOUT THREE INCHES. THE REASON FOR THE SHIFT WAS NOT VERIFIED.