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Last updated: 5 December 2020
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:dimanche 16 février 1975
Heure:19:02
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6BF
Compagnie:Pacific Alaska Airlines
Immatriculation: N77DG
Numéro de série: 43520/222
Année de Fabrication: 1952
Equipage:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 3 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:2 km (1.3 milles) N of Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En montée initiale (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI/PAFA), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Happy Valley Camp, AK, Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
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:

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
FACTORS:
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

Sources:
» NTSB


Photos

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