Narrative:The right wing dropped on landing; the aircraft ground looped and ran off the runway into a ditch. Maintenance suspects that the bolts attaching the right horizontal gear support to the main wheel had failed.
|Status:||Preliminary - official|
|Date:||24 APR 1997|
|Type:||Bristol 170 Freighter 31A|
|Operator:||Hawkair Aviation Services|
|C/n / msn:|| 13157|
|First flight:|| 1953|
|Engines:|| 2 Bristol Hercules 734|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Bronson Creek Airport, BC (YBM) (Canada)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Departure airport:||Wrangell Airport, AK (WRG/PAWG), United States of America|
|Destination airport:||Bronson Creek Airport, BC (YBM), Canada|
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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 Wrangell Airport, AK to Bronson Creek Airport, BC as the crow flies is 81 km (51 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.