Vliegtuigongeval op 15 JAN 1989 met de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter N11250 - Ketchikan, AK
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:zondag 15 januari 1989
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Temsco Helicopters
Registratie: N11250
Constructienummer: 171
Bouwjaar: 1957
Aantal vlieguren:10366
Motoren: 1 Pratt & Whitney R-1340-59
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Ketchikan, AK (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Ketchikan Harbor Seaplane Base, AK (WFB), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Klawock Airport, AK (KLW/PAKW), Verenigde Staten
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:

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."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 9 months
Accident number: SEA89FA036
Download report: Summary report



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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Ketchikan Harbor Seaplane Base, AK en Klawock Airport, AK bedraagt 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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