Accident
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Sonntag 15 Januar 1989
Zeit:08:10
Flugzeugtyp:de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Fluggesellschaft:Temsco Helicopters
Kennzeichen: N11250
Werknummer: 171
Baujahr: 1957
Betriebsstunden:10366
Triebwerk: 1 Pratt & Whitney R-1340-59
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Ketchikan, AK (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Ketchikan-Waterfront SPB, AK (WFB), USA
Flug nach:Klawock Airport, AK (KLW), USA
Unfallbericht:
After departing the floatplane base on a company VFR flight plan, the Otter proceeded northwest along a salt water strait at a low altitude above water. Two miles Northwest of the airport the aircraft entered a snow squall and the pilot attempted a steep turn to reverse course. During the turn the aircraft impacted and sank in 167 feet deep water.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's inadvertant flight into ifr conditions and the stall which occurred during the turn to reverse course. Contributing to the accident were the snow conditions encountered."

Informationsquelle:
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Distance from Ketchikan-Waterfront SPB, AK to Klawock Airport, AK as the crow flies is 92 km (58 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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