Vliegtuigongeval op 31 DEC 1977 met Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-200 N64AC - Toksook Bay, AK
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:zaterdag 31 december 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic SC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-200
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Gifford Aviation
Registratie: N64AC
Constructienummer: SH.1849
Bouwjaar: 1968
Motoren: 2 Garrett TPE331-2-201A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Toksook Bay, AK (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Bethel Airport, AK (BET/PABE), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Toksook Bay Airport, AK (OOK/PAOO), Verenigde Staten
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

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Bethel Airport, AK en Toksook Bay Airport, AK bedraagt 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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