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Last updated: 29 October 2020
Date:samedi 26 janvier 1963
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Compagnie:Skyvan Airways
Immatriculation: N67933
Numéro de série: 22380
Année de Fabrication: 1945
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Cape Lisburne AFB, AK (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Aéroport de départ:Kotzebue Airport, AK (OTZ/PAOT), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Cape Lisburne Airport, AK (LUR/PALU), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
The wind direction shifted from east to south while the crew were preparing to land at runway 08. The captain decided to initiate a landing on runway 26. The sink rate during the approach became unsatisfactory and a go around was attempted. The aircraft was in a right turn at 150 feet when the plane settled and crashed in the Chuckchi Sea, 300yds from the runway. Both pilots survived the impact, but one of them drowned in the 27deg F water.
Downdrafts in the area north of the runway probably caused the plane to settle. Downdrafts were known to exist when the wind is southerly. The phenomena is caused by high terrain surrounding the strip on all sides except the north.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An uncontrollable loss of altitude caused by adverse wind conditions during an attempted go-around."


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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 Kotzebue Airport, AK et Cape Lisburne Airport, AK est de 264 km (165 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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