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Accident description
Last updated: 19 August 2017
Status:Final
Date:Monday 8 July 1974
Time:12:50
Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW-650 Argosy 101
Operator:Duncan Aviation
Registration: N894U
C/n / msn: 6658
First flight: 1961-06-25 (13 years )
Engines: 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 526
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Point Hope Airport, AK (PHO) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Galena Airport, AK (GAL/PAGA), United States of America
Destination airport:Point Hope Airport, AK (PHO/PAPO), United States of America
Narrative:
The landing gear failed after landing due to stress corrosion cracking.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
airframe - landing gear: main gear-shock absorbing assy,struts,attachments,etc.
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fatigue fracture

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Galena Airport, AK to Point Hope Airport, AK as the crow flies is 587 km (367 miles).

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