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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Saturday 29 May 1965
Time:09:25
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Reeve Aleutian Airways
Registration: N91016
C/n / msn: 11853
First flight: 1943
Total airframe hrs:24137
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Nikolski Air Force Station, AK (IKO) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nikolski Air Force Station, AK (IKO/PAKO), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
A sudden wind gust (crosswind component estimated to be 28 kts) caused a premature lift-off on takeoff. The aircraft stalled and crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
weather - sudden windshift
weather briefing - unknown/not reported
weather forecast - unknown/not reported

Sources:
» NTSB File 1-0017


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