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Last updated: 28 June 2017
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Datum:Samstag 8 September 1973
Zeit:05:42 ADT
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63CF
Fluggesellschaft:World Airways
Kennzeichen: N802WA
Werknummer: 46146/536
Baujahr: 1971
Betriebsstunden:10077
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 6 / Insassen: 6
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Cold Bay, AK (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Fairfield-Travis AFB, CA (SUU/KSUU), USA
Flug nach:Cold Bay Airport, AK (CDB/PACD), USA
Flugnummer: 802
Unfallbericht:
The DC-8, operating on cargo flight for the Military Airlift Command from Travis AFB to Clark AFB via Cold Bay and Yokota AFB. The aircraft crashed into Mount Dutton at an altitude of 3500 feet.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain's deviation from approved instrument approach procedures. As a result of the deviation the flight descended into an area of unreliable navigation signals and obstructing terrain."

Accident investigation:
cover
investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America
status: Final
number: NTSB/AAR-74-06
released:8 May 1974
duration: 242 days (8 months)
download report: World Airways, Inc., DC-8-63F, N802WA, King Cove, Alaska, September 8, 1973. (NTSB/AAR-74-06)

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Distance from Fairfield-Travis AFB, CA to Cold Bay Airport, AK as the crow flies is 3538 km (2211 miles).

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