Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:Final
Date:Friday 15 May 1981
Time:12:15
Type:Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-200
Operator:Gifford Aviation
Registration: N70DA
C/n / msn: SH.1848
First flight: 1968
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-2-201A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Slate Creek, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Chicken Airport, AK (CKX), United States of America
Destination airport:Slate Creek, AK, United States of America
Narrative:
The aircraft bounced on landing, causing the landing gear to collapse. Damaged beyond repair. The aircraft is still on the US register after being sold to Ben Lemond Inc. It is not known if the plane has been restored to flying condition.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - improper level off
pilot in command - improper recovery from bounced landing
FACTOR:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - overload failure

Sources:
» NTSB


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