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.
|Datum:||Mittwoch 13 Mai 1987|
Kaiser-Frazer C-119L Flying Boxcar
|Fluggesellschaft:||Northern Pacific Transport|
|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)|
|Flug von:||Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), USA|
|Flug nach:||Shageluk Airport, AK (SHX/PAHX), USA|
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:PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
compensation for wind conditions..inadequate..pilot in command
go-around..not performed..pilot in command
» Take a tour of an old military plane turned workshop in rural Alaska (adn.com, 21 June 2016)
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 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.