Accident
Last updated: 23 November 2014
Status:Definitief
Datum:woensdag 30 mei 2007
Tijd:12:00
Type:Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Brooks Air Fuel
Registratie: N898AT
Constructienummer: 20/42994
Bouwjaar: 1946
Aantal vlieguren:55753
Motoren: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2000
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Nixon Fork Mine, AK (   Verenigde Staten) show on map
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI/PAFA), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Nixon Fork Mine, AK, Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
The converted DC-4 cargo plane carried 3000 gallons of fuel to the Nixon Fork Gold Mine near McGrath, AK. This mine has a 4200 x 100 ft gravel runway (16/34). There is a hill at the south end of the runway which forces everyone to land to the south. The Carvair was coming in with a tail wind, attempting a landing on runway 16. The captain said that the airplane encountered sinking air and became low on the landing approach, and the right main landing gear struck the lip of the runway. The right main landing gear was torn off, which allowed the nose and right wing to collide with the runway surface. The right wing was torn off the fuselage, and caught fire. The airplane slid 180 degrees, went off the runway and ended up in a ditch. The right wing continued to burn for about 1.5 hours.
The pilot indicated that the weather conditions consisted of an east wind of about 5 to 10 knots, and mostly clear skies, with isolated areas of convective cloud
formations.


PROBABLE CAUSE: "An undershoot and collision with the runway when the pilot misjudged the distance/altitude during the landing flare/touchdown."

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Kaart
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 Fairbanks International Airport, AK en Nixon Fork Mine, AK bedraagt 377 km (235 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.
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