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Last updated: 1 December 2020
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Freitag 25 Mai 1979
Zeit:20:40
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-4A Caribou
Fluggesellschaft:Sea Airmotive
Kennzeichen: N581PA
Werknummer: 253
Baujahr: 1967
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Bullen Point Air Force Station, AK (   USA)
Flugphase: Anfangssteigflug (ICL)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Bullen Point Air Force Station, AK (PABU), USA
Flug nach:Deadhorse-Alpine Airstrip, AK (DQH/PALP), USA
Unfallbericht:
The DHC-4 Caribou cargo plane was configured for a STOL departure. During a crosswind turn after takeoff, the crew lost control and crashed in an extreme nose-down attitude. The aircraft came down 1300 feet from the end of the runway and 500 feet left of the extended centerline.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
pilot in command - failed to follow approved procedures,directives,etc.
miscellaneous acts,conditions - cargo shifted
FACTOR:
personnel - operational supervisory personnel: inadequate ground training-procedures

Informationsquelle:
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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 Bullen Point Air Force Station, AK to Deadhorse-Alpine Airstrip, AK as the crow flies is 154 km (96 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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