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Last updated: 23 May 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:dimanche 12 juin 2011
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6BF
Compagnie:Universal Airlines, Inc.
Immatriculation: N600UA
Numéro de série: 44894/651
Année de Fabrication: 1956
Heures de vol:37334
Moteurs: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Lieu de l'accident:Cold Bay Airport, AK (CDB) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Aéroport de départ:Togiak Village Airport, AK (TOG/PATG), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Cold Bay Airport, AK (CDB/PACD), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
A DC-6BF cargo plane sustained substantial damage in a belly landing at Cold Bay Airport, AK (CDB), USA. None of the four crew members were injured.
The airplane operated on a positioning flight from Togiak Village (TOG).
According to the captain, while on approach to land, he distracted the crew by pointing out a boat dock. He said that after touchdown, he realized that the landing gear was not extended, and the airplane slid on its belly, sustaining substantial damage to the underside of the fuselage. In the captain's written statement to the NTSB, he reported that there were no preaccident mechanical problems with the airplane, but indicated that the flight crew did not hear the landing gear retracted warning horn.
The airplane was put up for sale by KW Salvage in September 2011 and again in July 2013

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The flight crew's failure to extend the landing gear, which resulted in an inadvertent wheels up landing. Contributing to the accident was the flight crew's diverted attention."



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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Togiak Village Airport, AK et Cold Bay Airport, AK est de 447 km (279 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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