Unfallbericht: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.
|Datum:||Samstag 28 Mai 2011|
|Flugzeugtyp:||de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Vazar Turbine Otter|
|Fluggesellschaft:||Alaska West Air|
|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|
|Unfallort:||128 km (80 Meilen) NW of Bettles Field, AK ( USA)
|Flugphase:|| Landung (LDG)|
|Betriebsart:||Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug|
|Flug von:||Coldfoot Airport, AK (CXF), USA|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's selection of unsuitable terrain for the landing, which resulted in a loss of directional control."
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.