Accident description
Last updated: 21 December 2014
Status:Final
Date:Friday 26 March 1971
Time:18:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-15-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Vanderpool Flying Service
Registration: N49319
C/n / msn: 26676/15231
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Red Devil Airport, AK (RDV) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Bethel Airport, AK (BET/PABE), United States of America
Destination airport:Red Devil Airport, AK (RDV), United States of America
Narrative:
Ran into an unmarked 3-foot high snow bank after landing.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
personnel - airport supervisory personnel: failure to notify of unsafe cond/and or failure to mark obstruction
airports/airways/facilities - airport conditions: unmarked obstructions
factors:
airports/airways/facilities - airport conditions: snow on runway
miscellaneous acts,conditions - overload failure

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Bethel Airport, AK to Red Devil Airport, AK as the crow flies is 263 km (164 miles).

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