Unfallbericht:Flight 103 was fully loaded (all 19 seats occupied; 1437 pounds of cargo) when it took off from Kodiak runway 07. The aircraft lifted off the runway, fell back and accelerated for about another 15 knots before it became airborne. The aircraft was approaching Homer at 18:19 when it was cleared for the localizer/DME approach to runway 3. The crew reported a 2-mile final 5 minutes later. On short final the wings were seen to rock back and forth; the aircraft then dropped steeply to the ground in a rather flat attitude, struck the airport perimeter fence and slid to a stop on its belly.
|Datum:||23 NOV 1987|
|Fluggesellschaft:||Ryan Air Service|
|Triebwerk:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65B|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 16 / Insassen: 19|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 18 / Insassen: 21 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||Homer Airport, AK (HOM) (USA)
|Flugphase:|| Annäherung (APR)|
|Betriebsart:||Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug|
|Flug von:||Kodiak Airport, AK (ADQ/PADQ), USA|
|Flug nach:||Homer Airport, AK (HOM/PAHO), USA|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The failure of the flight crew to properly supervise the loading of the airplane which resulted in the centre of gravity being displaced to such an aft location that the airplane control was lost when the flaps were lowered for landing."
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Distance from Kodiak Airport, AK to Homer Airport, AK as the crow flies is 217 km (136 miles).