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Last updated: 26 October 2021
Datum:Sonntag 16 Februar 1975
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6BF
Fluggesellschaft:Pacific Alaska Airlines
Kennzeichen: N77DG
Werknummer: 43520/222
Baujahr: 1952
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:2 km (1.3 Meilen) N of Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI) (   USA)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Flug von:Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI/PAFA), USA
Flug nach:Happy Valley Camp, AK, USA
Three engines had lost power shortly after takeoff from runway 10. The aircraft crashed just 2 km short of runway 19 in an attempt to return to the airport.
It appeared that the fuel was contaminated.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
personnel - flight engineer: inadequate preflight
personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: improperly serviced aircraft (ground crew)
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fuel contamination-exclusive of water in fuel
personnel - operational supervisory personnel: deficiency,company maintained eqpmt,services,regulation
miscellaneous acts,conditions - failure of two or more engines
terrain - high obstructions
partial power loss - partial loss of power - 3 engines
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-1 engine



photo of Douglas-DC-6BF-N77DG
accident date: 16-02-1975
type: Douglas DC-6BF
registration: N77DG
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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