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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 4 August 1977
Time:19:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Operator:Woods Air Service
Registration: N48064
C/n / msn: 278
First flight: 1958
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Bettles, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Alatna River, AK, United States of America
Destination airport:Bettles Airport, AK (BTT/PABT), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed while trying to take off from a river gravel bar.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
pilot in command - misused or failed to use flaps
pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed
pilot in command - misjudged distance,speed,and altitude
pilot in command - failed to abort takeoff
FACTOR(S)
terrain - loose gravel
terrain - high obstructions
weather - downdraft,updrafts
weather - obstructions to vision
miscellaneous - evasive maneuver to avoid collision
weather briefing - unknown/not reported

Sources:
» NTSB


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