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Accident
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Estado:Final
Fecha:jueves 11 febrero 1999
Hora:23:45
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 1900C-1
Operador:ACE Air Cargo
Registración: N31240
Numéro de série: UC- 28
Año de Construcción: 1988
Horas Totales de la Célula:19588
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-65B
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:7,6 km (4.8 milles) N of Saint Mary's, AK (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Saint Mary's Airport, AK (KSM/PASM), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 91
Descripción:
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.

Probable Cause:

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."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Accident number: ANC99FA028
Download report: Summary report

Fuentes:
» NTSB


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N31240 was sold to Business Express in 1994. After two years it was bought by Raytheon and in 1996 leased to Alaska Central Express.
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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 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.
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