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Last updated: 20 October 2017
Datum:Samstag 28 Mai 2011
Zeit:ca 14:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DH3T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Vazar Turbine Otter
Fluggesellschaft:Alaska West Air
Kennzeichen: N87AW
Werknummer: 52
Baujahr: 1954
Triebwerk: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34AG
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:128 km (80 Meilen) NW of Bettles Field, AK (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Coldfoot Airport, AK (CXF/PACX), USA
Flug nach:?
he pilot was landing at a remote, private airstrip. He said the landing area was soft, and as the airplane touched down it veered to the left. His efforts to abort the landing with the runway remaining was unsuccessful. The airplane exited the right side of the landing area and collided with a fuel tank farm. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing, aileron, and the fuselage. The pilot said there were no mechanical malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's selection of unsuitable terrain for the landing, which resulted in a loss of directional control."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 129 days (4 months)
Accident number: ANC11LA048
Download report: Summary report


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