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Last updated: 5 December 2020
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Donnerstag 22 Oktober 1970
Zeit:14:50
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic SC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-200
Fluggesellschaft:Pan Alaska Airways
Kennzeichen: N123PA
Werknummer: SH.1861
Baujahr: 1969
Triebwerk: 2 Garrett TPE331-2-201A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Bettles, AK (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Prospect Creek Airport, AK (PPC/PAPR), USA
Flug nach:Dietrich, AK (DTK), USA
Unfallbericht:
At FL25 the no. 2 engine flamed out and the prop was feathered. When the remaining engine lost power, a forced landing was made in small trees next to a frozen river. It appeared that the fuel was contaminated with water.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: improperly serviced aircraft (owner-pilot)
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fuel contamination-exclusive of water in fuel
miscellaneous acts,conditions - water in fuel
partial power loss - partial loss of power - 1 engine
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-1 engine

Informationsquelle:
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