Accident
Last updated: 24 October 2014
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Dienstag 20 August 1985
Zeit:02:05
Flugzeugtyp:Learjet 24XR
Fluggesellschaft:ERA-Jet Alaska
Kennzeichen: N455JA
Werknummer: 24-300
Baujahr:
Betriebsstunden:6645
Triebwerk: 2 General Electric CJ610-6
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:12 km (7.5 Meilen) N of Gulkana, AK (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Unbekannt
Flug von:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), USA
Flug nach:Gulkana Airport, AK (GKN/PAGK), USA
Unfallbericht:
Descended into trees when on a night time instrument approach to Gulkana runway 14.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
IFR procedure..improper..pilot in command
remedial action..not attained..copilot/second pilot
minimum descent altitude..not maintained
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
weather condition..rain
light condition..dark night
fatigue(circadian rhythm)..copilot/second pilot
fatigue(flight schedule)..company/operator management
object..tree(s)

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB


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Distance from Anchorage International Airport, AK to Gulkana Airport, AK as the crow flies is 261 km (163 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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