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Last updated: 5 April 2020
Fecha:sábado 27 junio 1981
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar
Operador:Hawkins & Powers Aviation
Registración: N8682
Numéro de série: 10859
Año de Construcción:
Motores: 2 Wright R-3350
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Bettles, AK (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Maniobras (MNV)
Naturaleza:Extinción de Fuego
Aeropuerto de Salida:Bettles Airport, AK (BTT/PABT), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Fort Yukon Airport, AK (FYU/PFYU), Estados Unidos de América
The aircraft was climbing following a cargo-paradrop on a forest fire when the no. 2 engine suffered a massive internal failure, resulting in fire and an explosion. Cargo was jettisoned and the 4 "cargo kickers" and co-pilot safely parachuted from the plane. The captain carried out an emergency belly landing on a sand bar.

Probable Cause:

powerplant - miscellaneous: powerplant failure for undetermined reasons
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fire in engine
personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: inadequate maintenance and inspection
terrain - loose gravel
terrain - sandy
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-1 engine
emergency circumstances - forced landing off airport on land



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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 Bettles Airport, AK to Fort Yukon Airport, AK as the crow flies is 276 km (172 miles).

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