ASN Aircraft accident de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter N433GR Togiak, AK
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Sunday 3 August 1980
Time:16:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Operator:Yute Air Alaska
Registration: N433GR
MSN: 291
First flight: 1958
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Togiak, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Togiak Village Airport, AK (TOG/PATG), United States of America
Destination airport:Dillingham Municipal Airport, AK (DLG/PADL), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed when attempting a climbing turn after encountering fog in a valley.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
pilot in command - continued VFR flight into adverse weather conditions
FACTOR(S)
weather - low ceiling
weather - fog
weather briefing - no record of briefing received
weather forecast - unknown/not reported

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Togiak Village Airport, AK to Dillingham Municipal Airport, AK as the crow flies is 107 km (67 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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