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Last updated: 18 June 2021
Fecha:domingo 19 mayo 1974
Tipo:Armstrong Whitworth AW-650 Argosy 101
Operador:United States Department of Interior
Registración: N891U
Numéro de série: 6655
Año de Construcción: 1959-07-20 (14 years 10 months)
Motores: 4 Rolls-Royce Dart 526
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Anchorage-Campbell Airstrip, AK (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Naturaleza:Extinción de Fuego
Aeropuerto de Salida:Anchorage-Campbell Airstrip, AK, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Aniak Airport, AK (ANI/PANI), Estados Unidos de América
Takeoff from runway 20 was aborted because the aircraft was unable to get airborne. The Argosy overran by 630 m and ended up in a wooded area, catching fire. It appeared that the takeoff was attempted with the external gust-locks installed on the elevator.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
miscellaneous acts,conditions - gust locks engaged
copilot - lack of familiarity with aircraft



photo of Armstrong-Whitworth-AW-650-Argosy-101-N891U
accident date: 19-05-1974
type: Armstrong Whitworth AW-650 Argosy 101
registration: N891U

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Anchorage-Campbell Airstrip, AK to Aniak Airport, AK as the crow flies is 518 km (324 miles).

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