Unfallbericht:Flight 923 departed at 10:30 from Seattle for Juneau with an intermediate stop scheduled at Annette Island. Proceeding at 9,000 feet, the flight arrived over Annette Island at 13:38. Earlier, at 13:26, the flight had received a weather observation which reported an indefinite 1,400-foot ceiling, overcast, lower broken clouds, visibility of 3 miles, rain, wind southeast at 28 miles per hour, with gusts to 40 miles per hour. The flight had commenced the let down but at 13:43 it advised Annette Radio that it was proceeding to Juneau because of extreme turbulence. Just two minutes later the aircraft struck the north side of the Tamgas Mountain at an elevation of approximately 3,400 feet, 196 feet below the summit. The wreckage was found October 31.
|Datum:||Sonntag 26 Oktober 1947|
|Fluggesellschaft:||Pan American World Airways|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 13 / Insassen: 13|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 18 / Insassen: 18 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||Annette Island, AK (USA)
|Flugphase:|| Während des Fluges (ENR)|
|Betriebsart:||Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug|
|Flug von:||Seattle (unknown airport), WA, USA|
|Flug nach:||Annette Island Airport, AK (ANN/PANT), USA|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board finds that there is not sufficient evidence to determine the probable cause of this accident."
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 46)
» CAB File No. 1-0099-47
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.