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Last updated: 1 December 2020
Estado:Final
Fecha:viernes 25 mayo 1979
Hora:20:40
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DHC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-4A Caribou
Operador:Sea Airmotive
Registración: N581PA
Numéro de série: 253
Año de Construcción: 1967
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Bullen Point Air Force Station, AK (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Bullen Point Air Force Station, AK (PABU), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Deadhorse-Alpine Airstrip, AK (DQH/PALP), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
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

Fuentes:
» NTSB


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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.

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