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Last updated: 19 September 2018
Datum:Sonntag 27 Oktober 1974
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-100 Hercules
Fluggesellschaft:Alaska International Air
Kennzeichen: N102AK
Werknummer: 4234
Baujahr: 1967
Triebwerk: 4 Allison 501-D22
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Old Man's Camp, AK (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI/PAFA), USA
Flug nach:Bettles Airport, AK (BTT/PABT), USA
The aircraft took off from Fairbanks at 21:08 for an IFR flight to Bettles, then proceeding visually to the Detrich camp.
The aircraft was seen descending for Bettles when it suddenly made a 360deg roll, with parts of the wing fluttering to the ground. The remainder spiralled down until it struck the ground. The right wing had failed near Station 183 (near the no. 3 engine) in moderate turbulence.

Probable Cause:

personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: inadequate maintenance and inspection
powerplant - engine structure: other
airframe - wings: other
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fatigue fracture
miscellaneous acts,conditions - separation in flight



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Fairbanks International Airport, AK to Bettles Airport, AK as the crow flies is 285 km (178 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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