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Last updated: 26 April 2018
Datum:zondag 1 augustus 2010
Type:Silhouette image of generic C123 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-123K Provider
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:All West Freight
Registratie: N709RR
Constructienummer: 20158
Bouwjaar: 1954
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Vernield
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Mount Healy, near Denali National Park, AK (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Zaken
Vliegveld van vertrek:Palmer-Wolf Lake Airport, AK, Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Unalakleet Airport, AK (UNK/PAUN), Verenigde Staten
A Fairchild C-123K Provider cargo plane, registered N709RR, was destroyed when it crashed at the southern flanks of Mount Healy, about 2 km from the Denali National Park, AK. The crash started a wildland fire. The three occupants didn't survive the crash.
Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight that originated at the Palmer-Wolf Lake Airport, AK and was destined for Unalakleet Airport (UNK), AK. The purpose of the flight was to transport a large generator to Unalakleet.
Numerous people observed the airplane flying low and slow over the Denali National Park before it entered a steep left bank and then nosedive into the ground. The airplane impacted sloping, wooded terrain adjacent to Park Road, which is the main road into Denali National Park. The airplane collided with numerous standing Spruce trees that were densely situated on the hillside.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed to avoid a low altitude stall, resulting in a loss of control and collision with terrain."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Accident number: ANC10FA067
Download report: Summary report

» Statement from National Park Service (Anchorage Daily News, 1-8-2010)
» Cargo plane crash in Denali Park kills 3 (Anchorage Daily News, 1-8-2010)
» National Park Service identifies aircraft (Anchorage Daily News, 1-8-2010)


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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 Palmer-Wolf Lake Airport, AK en Unalakleet Airport, AK bedraagt 631 km (394 miles).
Accident location: Global; accuracy within tens or hundreds of kilometers.

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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