Unfallbericht:Flight 91 departed Anchorage at 21:45 for an IFR cargo flight to Saint Mary's. The pilot was cleared for a runway 16 LOC/DME approach at 23:25. Ten minutes later the aircraft crashed and broke into three. The pilot seats were found 50feet in front of the cockpit section. The wreckage was found at 04:00 the following morning.
|Datum:||11 FEB 1999|
|Fluggesellschaft:||ACE Air Cargo|
|Werknummer:|| UC- 28|
|Triebwerk:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65B|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1 |
|Sachschaden:|| schwer beschädigt|
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||7,6 km (4.8 Meilen) N of Saint Mary's, AK (USA)
|Flugphase:|| Annäherung (APR)|
|Flug von:||Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), USA|
|Flug nach:||Saint Mary's Airport, AK (KSM), USA|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's descent below the minimum descent altitude on the instrument approach. Factors were pilot fatigue resulting from the pilot's rest period being interrupted by scheduling discussions and the night weather conditions of low ceilings and whiteout."
N31240 was sold to Business Express in 1994. After two years it was bought by Raytheon and in 1996 leased to Alaska Central Express.
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 Saint Mary's Airport, AK as the crow flies is 703 km (440 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.