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Last updated: 19 October 2019
Fecha:lunes 3 diciembre 1979
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operador:Evergreen Helicopters
Registración: N8061V
Numéro de série: 294
Año de Construcción: 1970
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Total:Fatalidades: 4 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Nome, AK (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Nome Airport, AK (OME/PAOM), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Shishmaref Airport, AK (SHH/PASH), Estados Unidos de América
The aircraft went missing while on a VFR flight along the coastline to Shishmaref. Marginal VFR to IFR weather with icing conditions below 10.000 feet. The search for the plane was called off on December 19. The wreckage was finally recovered February 10, 1980.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - continued VFR flight into adverse weather conditions
terrain - snow-covered
terrain - high obstructions
weather - low ceiling
weather - snow



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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 Nome Airport, AK to Shishmaref Airport, AK as the crow flies is 194 km (121 miles).

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