Narrative:Struck the ground at night while on final approach in marginal conditions (turbulence fog, blowing snow, and sleet).
|Date:||Sunday 15 March 1981|
|Operator:||United States Air Force - USAF|
|C/n / msn:|| 18340/C20|
|First flight:|| 1962-03-09 (19 years )|
|Total airframe hrs:||18638|
|Engines:|| 4 Pratt & Whitney TF33-P-5|
|Crew:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Passengers:||Fatalities: / Occupants: |
|Total:||Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 24 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Shemya AFB, AK (SYA) (United States of America)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Fairbanks-Eielson AFB, AK (EIL/PAEI), United States of America|
|Destination airport:||Shemya AFB, AK (SYA/PASY), United States of America|
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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-Eielson AFB, AK to Shemya AFB, AK as the crow flies is 2527 km (1580 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.