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Last updated: 14 November 2019
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Dienstag 30 Oktober 1979
Zeit:10:30
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47B-35-DK Dakota IVM
Fluggesellschaft:Frontier Flying Service
Kennzeichen: N99663
Werknummer: 33467/16719
Baujahr: 1945
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-90C
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Bettles Airport, AK (BTT) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI/PAFA), USA
Flug nach:Bettles Airport, AK (BTT/PABT), USA
Unfallbericht:
Visibility at Bettles was very poor due to blowing snow and a low ceiling. DC-3 N99663 was on finals during a localiser DME approach when it struck three parked aircraft 50 feet to the right of the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - improper IFR operation
FACTORS:
weather - low ceiling
weather - fog
weather - snow

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB


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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 Bettles Airport, AK as the crow flies is 285 km (178 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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