Accident description
Last updated: 23 April 2014
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 1 July 1981
Time:14:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas R4D-1 (DC-3)
Operator:United Aircraft Services
Registration: N111ST
C/n / msn: 4661
First flight: 1942
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Pilot Point Airport, AK (PIP) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Survey/research
Departure airport:Pilot Point Airport, AK (PIP), United States of America
Destination airport:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), United States of America
Narrative:
While taxiing for take-off, the no. 1 engine nearly quit two times. Shortly after lifting off, the engine failed. The DC-3 cleared cliffs in a shallow left turn. At 300-400 feet the left wing suddenly dropped, the aircraft nosed over and crashed on a mud flat.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
powerplant - miscellaneous: powerplant failure for undetermined reasons
pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-1 engine

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Pilot Point Airport, AK to Anchorage International Airport, AK as the crow flies is 581 km (363 miles).

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