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Accident
Last updated: 3 December 2016
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 13 Mai 1987
Zeit:19:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Kaiser-Frazer C-119L Flying Boxcar
Fluggesellschaft:Northern Pacific Transport
Kennzeichen: N8504X
Werknummer: 245
Baujahr:
Betriebsstunden:7982
Triebwerk: 2 Wright R-3350-89B
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Shageluk, AK (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), USA
Flug nach:Shageluk Airport, AK (SHX/PAHX), USA
Unfallbericht:
The airplane was destabilized by a slight vertical air movement on approach. The pilot touched the airplane down short of the runway, collapsing the landing gear before sliding off the strip into adjacent tundra.

The aircraft was chartered to fly in supplies to rebuild a school at Shageluk, which had been destroyed by a fire. After the accident, the aircraft was bought by a local for $1. The fuselage is since in use as a workshop.


PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
compensation for wind conditions..inadequate..pilot in command
go-around..not performed..pilot in command
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
weather condition..downdraft

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB
» Take a tour of an old military plane turned workshop in rural Alaska (adn.com, 21 June 2016)


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Distance from Anchorage International Airport, AK to Shageluk Airport, AK as the crow flies is 524 km (327 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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