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Accident description
Last updated: 18 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Friday 12 March 1976
Time:10:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic L188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-188AF Electra
Operator:Great Northern Airlines
Registration: N401FA
C/n / msn: 1059
First flight: 1959
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Udrivik Lake, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI/PAFA), United States of America
Destination airport:Udrivik Lake, AK, United States of America
Narrative:
The aircraft, carrying 18930l. of fuel oil landed at Udrivik Lake. Braking action was poor so the pilot groundlooped the aircraft to prevent it from overrunning the runway. The Electra slid off sideways causing the right main gear to collapse. A fire broke out.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
pilot in command - selected wrong runway relative to existing wind
pilot in command - misjudged distance and speed
FACTOR(S)
airports/airways/facilities - airport conditions: other
miscellaneous acts,conditions - downwind
miscellaneous acts,conditions - ran off end of runway
miscellaneous acts,conditions - intentional ground-water-loop-swerve
miscellaneous acts,conditions - overload failure

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» NTSB File # 1-0025


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