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Accident
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:jueves 27 noviembre 1947
Hora:03:17
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47-DL (DC-3)
Operador:Columbia Air Cargo
Registración: NC95486
Numéro de série: 6065
Año de Construcción: 1942
Horas Totales de la Célula:3756
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 11 / Ocupantes: 11
Total:Fatalidades: 13 / Ocupantes: 13
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Yakutat, AK (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Anchorage-Merrill Field, AK (MRI/PAMR), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Yakutat Airport, AK (YAK/PAYA), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
The flight departed from Anchorage at 00:20. At 02:38 the flight reported that it was over Yakataga, at 6,000 feet, and that it was proceeding in accordance with instrument flight rules to Yakutat, estimating arrival there at 03:20. Twenty-eight minutes later the flight called Yakutat Radio, stating that it was leaving the 6,000-foot altitude and making a straight in approach. The crew received Yakutat weather: Indefinite ceiling, 500-foot overcast visibility 3 miles, light drizzle, temperature and dew point 43 degrees, wind from the east-southeast at 10 miles per hour, altimeter setting 30.17. Yakutat Radio again called the flight at approximately 03:16, requesting that it report the height of the ceiling when it descended into the clear. Nothing more was heard from the flight. The DC-3 descended until the left wing struck a 140-foot spruce tree one mile distant and on a bearing of 70 degrees from the CAA Yakutat Radio station. The airplane crashed and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure to follow the approved instrument approach procedures while making an initial approach to Yakutat at an altitude insufficient to clear trees along the flight path."

Fuentes:
» Air Britain Casualty compendium (pt. 47)
» CAB File No. 1-0100-47


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Distance from Anchorage-Merrill Field, AK to Yakutat Airport, AK as the crow flies is 586 km (366 miles).

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