Accident
Last updated: 19 December 2014
Status:
Datum:Samstag 8 September 1973
Zeit:05:42 ADT
Flugzeugtyp: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) show on map
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: "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."

Informationsquelle:

Official accident investigation report
investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America
report status: Final
report number: NTSB/AAR-74-06
report released:08-MAY-1974
duration of investigation:242 days (8.1 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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