Descripción del Accidente ASN 31 DEC 1977 Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-200 N64AC - Toksook Bay, AK
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Estado:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Fecha:sbado 31 diciembre 1977
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic SC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-200
Operador:Gifford Aviation
Registración: N64AC
Numéro de série: SH.1849
Año de Construcción: 1968
Motores: 2 Garrett TPE331-2-201A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Toksook Bay, AK (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Bethel Airport, AK (BET/PABE), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Toksook Bay Airport, AK (OOK/PAOO), Estados Unidos de América
The Skyvan struck the ground during a go-around in whiteout conditions.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - continued VFR flight into adverse weather conditions
pilot in command - misjudged altitude
pilot in command - delayed in initiating go-around
miscellaneous acts,conditions - whiteout
weather - low ceiling
weather - fog
weather briefing - briefed by flight service personnel, by phone
weather forecast - unknown/not reported



photo of Shorts-SC-7-Skyvan-3-200-N64AC
accident date: 31-12-1977
type: Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-200
registration: N64AC

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 Bethel Airport, AK to Toksook Bay Airport, AK as the crow flies is 178 km (111 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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