Accident description
Last updated: 27 August 2014
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 24 December 1968
Time:04:30
Type:Lockheed L-100 Hercules
Operator:Interior Airways
Registration: N760AL
C/n / msn: 4229
First flight: 1967
Engines: 4 Allison 501-D22
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Prudhoe Bay, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI/PAFA), United States of America
Destination airport:Prudhoe Bay Airport, AK (PUO), United States of America
Narrative:
At 200 feet on finals sight of the runway was lost due to blowing snow. A go around was initiated, but the aircraft crashed.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "1) Pilot in command continued VFR flight into adverse weather conditions and delayed in initiating go around.; 2) Weather conditions - down/up drafts."

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Distance from Fairbanks International Airport, AK to Prudhoe Bay Airport, AK as the crow flies is 627 km (392 miles).

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