Accident description
Last updated: 16 April 2014
Status:Final
Date:Sunday 19 May 1974
Time:09:20
Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW-650 Argosy 101
Operator:United States Department of Interior
Registration: N891U
C/n / msn: 6655
First flight: 1959-07-20 (14 years 10 months)
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 526
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Anchorage-Campbell Airstrip, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:Anchorage-Campbell Airstrip, AK, United States of America
Destination airport:Aniak Airport, AK (ANI), United States of America
Narrative:
Take-off from runway 20 was aborted because the aircraft was unable to get airborne. The Argosy overran by 630m and ended up in a wooded area, catching fire. It appeared that the take-off was attempted with the external gust-locks installed on the elevator.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
miscellaneous acts,conditions - gust locks engaged
FACTOR:
copilot - lack of familiarity with aircraft

Events:


Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Anchorage-Campbell Airstrip, AK to Aniak Airport, AK as the crow flies is 518 km (324 miles).

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