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Accident description
Last updated: 11 December 2017
Status:Final
Date:Friday 20 January 1978
Time:09:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander
Operator:Bush Air
Registration: N869JA
C/n / msn: 120
First flight: 1969-10-08 (8 years 4 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Toksook Bay, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Bethel Airport, AK (BET/PABE), United States of America
Destination airport:Tanunak, AK, United States of America
Narrative:
Controlled flight into terrain while flying in a snow squall.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - continued VFR flight into adverse weather conditions
FACTORS:
weather - snow
miscellaneous acts,conditions - whiteout

Sources:
» NTSB
» Thomas Brügge
» World Directory of Airliner Crashes


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