Accident description
Last updated: 2 August 2014
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 1 May 1969
Time:08:11
Type:Canadair CL-44D4-2
Operator:Mobil Oil
Registration: N446TW
C/n / msn: 15
First flight: 1962-01-24 (7 years 3 months)
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Tyne 515
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:West Kuparuk, AK (XPU), United States of America
Destination airport:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), United States of America
Flightnumber: 109
Narrative:
The Canadair CL-44 transport plane was engaged in transporting 27 250-gallon fuel tanks to an oil-drilling site at West Kuparuk, Alaska. On the return leg to Anchorage, Alaska, the flight was cleared to land on runway 06L. Upon touchdown the right hand undercarriage beam bogie snapped. The right wing and nr. 3 and 4 engines struck the runway. The plane swerved to the right onto the grass, during which the right wing broke off. A fire had erupted but all four occupants managed to escape.
It appeared that the co-pilot, who was conducting the landing, didn't level off correctly and supervision by the captain was inadequate.


PROBABLE CAUSE:
copilot - improper level off
pilot in command - inadequate supervision of flight
FACTORS:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - pilot fatigue
miscellaneous acts,conditions - seat belt not fastened
miscellaneous acts,conditions - overload failure

Sources:
» Runway / by John Godson, 1973
» NTSB


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