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Last updated: 27 April 2017
Datum:maandag 15 maart 2010
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 Islander
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Servant Air
Registratie: N663SA
Constructienummer: 4
Bouwjaar: 1967-06-21 (42 years 9 months)
Motoren: 2 Lycoming IO-540-K1B5
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Kodiak Airport, AK (ADQ) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Kodiak Airport, AK (ADQ/PADQ), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Old Harbor Airport, AK (OLH), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 501
A Britten-Norman BN-2A-21 Islander passenger plane, registered N663SA, sustained substantial damage in an accident at Kodiak Airport, AK (ADQ). All three on board were injured.
The airplane was taking off from Kodiak runway 25, on a domestic flight to Old Harbor Airport, AK (OLH). The Islander contacted the tops of trees past the end of the runway and came to rest nose down on the ground in a stand of trees, the branches supporting the plane in a vertical position.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from rising terrain during takeoff resulting in collision with trees."

» Broken arm worst injury as trees cushion crashing plane

Broken arm worst injury as trees cushion crashing plane (Anchorage Daily News, 16-3-2010)

» Small plane crashes into trees off Kodiak runway (KTUU, 16-3-2010)

METAR Weather report:
20:45 UTC / 12:45 local time:
2045Z 290 21 G27KT 7SM -SN SCT025 SCT030 BKN 01/M03 A2970
Wind 290 degrees at 21 knots, gusting to 27 knots; visibility 7 miles; light snow; scattered clouds at 2,500 ft and 3,000 ft; temperature 1 degree C, dew point -3 degrees C


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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 Kodiak Airport, AK en Old Harbor Airport, AK bedraagt 75 km (47 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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