ASN Aircraft accident Cessna 208B Grand Caravan registration unknown Aniak Airport, AK (ANI)
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Status:Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Date:Wednesday 7 July 2021
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Ryan Air Service
Registration: registration unknown
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: None
Location:near Aniak Airport, AK (ANI) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Bethel Airport, AK (BET/PABE), United States of America
Destination airport:Aniak Airport, AK (ANI/PANI), United States of America
An 18-year old male passenger got up from his seat as the Cessna Caravan was approaching Aniak Airport, Alaska. He attempted to take over control by pushing the right-hand control wheel forward. At that time the aircraft was 5 miles from the airport at an altitude of 1000 to 1500 feet.
The pilot was able to regain control of the aircraft with the assistance of passengers who pulled the passenger away.
Alaska State Troopers arrested the passenger and later reported he was suicidal.



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Distance from Bethel Airport, AK to Aniak Airport, AK as the crow flies is 151 km (94 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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