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Last updated: 28 July 2021
Datum:Mittwoch 30 April 1975
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic L188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-188AF Electra
Fluggesellschaft:Zantop International Airlines
Kennzeichen: N283F
Werknummer: 1089
Baujahr: 1959-08-29 (15 years 8 months)
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Prudhoe Bay/Deadhorse Airport, AK (SCC) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI/PAFA), USA
Flug nach:Prudhoe Bay/Deadhorse Airport, AK (SCC/PASC), USA
The Electra freighter landed heavily 1000 feet down the runway in poor weather conditions consisting of snow and a cloud ceiling at 500 feet.
, causing the left wing to detach. The aircraft continued and came to rest inverted 183 m after touchdown and 30 m to the left of the runway.

Probable Cause:

copilot - improper level off
pilot in command - failed to initiate go-around
pilot in command - inadequate supervision of flight
weather - low ceiling
weather - fog
weather - snow

» NTSB File # 1-0018


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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 Fairbanks International Airport, AK to Prudhoe Bay/Deadhorse Airport, AK as the crow flies is 594 km (371 miles).

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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