Accident description
Last updated: 2 September 2014
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 30 October 1979
Time:10:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-35-DK Dakota IVM
Operator:Frontier Flying Service
Registration: N99663
C/n / msn: 16719/33467
First flight: 1945
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Bettles Airport, AK (BTT) (   United States of America) show on map
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI/PAFA), United States of America
Destination airport:Bettles Airport, AK (BTT/PABT), United States of America
Narrative:
Visibility at Bettles was very poor due to blowing snow and a low ceiling. DC-3 N99663 was on finals during a localiser DME approach when it struck three parked aircraft 50 feet to the right of the runway.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - improper IFR operation
FACTORS:
weather - low ceiling
weather - fog
weather - snow

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Fairbanks International Airport, AK to Bettles Airport, AK as the crow flies is 285 km (178 miles).

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