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Last updated: 21 November 2017
Datum:donderdag 20 januari 1949
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3C)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Alaska Airlines
Registratie: NC91006
Constructienummer: 20208
Bouwjaar: 1944
Aantal vlieguren:8051
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-65-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Totaal:slachtoffers: 5 / inzittenden: 6
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:43 km (26.9 mijl) NE of Homer, AK (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Homer Airport, AK (HOM/PAHO), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kenai Airport, AK (ENA/PAEN), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 8
Takeoff was accomplished from Homer at 19:50. Just before takeoff the flight advised Homer Tower that it would proceed to Kenai in accordance with visual flight rules. At 19:57 the flight was advised by Kenai radio that there were no passengers or cargo at Kenai, so the crew decided not to land at Kenai. At 20:05, the flight struck the south side of Ptarmigan Head at an elevation of 2,800 feet, nine miles east of the center line of the airway to Kenai.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the action of the pilot in proceeding off the designated airway at an altitude insufficient to clear the terrain."

» CAB File No. 1-0008


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Homer Airport, AK en Kenai Airport, AK bedraagt 103 km (64 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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.
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