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PB4Y Airtanker 122 arriving at Portland-Hillsboro (FSX)

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Hawkins & Powers Cosolidated PB4Y airtanker 122 arriving at Portland-Hillsboro after a flight from Abottsford in Canada. H&P owned 3 PB4Y airtankers and they fought numerous wildfires through the years. It all ended in 2002 when PBY4 Airtanker 123 went down after loosing a wing during a retardent drop, a month after another H&P operated airtanker (a Hercules) lost 2 wings. Both crews parished. The whole airtanker fleet was grounded and inspected. the result was the end of an era, all 4 engined warbirds were retired.


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Descending over the Columbia river

















The landing at Hillsboro in te reply****

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Great shots and history. I do remember the one losing a wing. Didn't know about the other. Thanks for sharing! :pilot:

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Great views, great story!

On the other hand, I've not understood all: you're now in the business of dropping water from above unto land? Thought you were in landing from above unto water :):):)

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Thanks very much Rick, Jim, David and Larry, Gerard and Colin, much appreciated.:):):):)


It came out Both Hawkins & Power accidents were caused by fatigue. It also became clear that maintenance wasn't "first class".

The whole air tanker fleet was inspected and many old props were grounded. :(:(


The freeware base pack contains Airtanker 123 (SOH) , separate repaints for 121 and 122 are available separately

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