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Last updated: 25 October 2021
Fecha:domingo 16 febrero 1975
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6BF
Operador:Pacific Alaska Airlines
Registración: N77DG
Numéro de série: 43520/222
Año de Construcción: 1952
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:2 km (1.3 milles) N of Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI/PAFA), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Happy Valley Camp, AK, Estados Unidos de América
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
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