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Last updated: 14 October 2019
Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 15 July 1981
Time:10:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic BE20 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
Operator:Puget Sound Tug & Barge Company
Registration: N631SR
C/n / msn: BB-244
First flight: 1977
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near King Cove Airport, AK (KVC) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Kodiak Airport, AK (ADQ/PADQ), United States of America
Destination airport:King Cove Airport, AK (KVC/PAVC), United States of America
Narrative:
Crashed at bad weather during a low altitude visual approach to King Cove, AK (KVC) in mountainous terrain because crew not familiar with destination geography.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - improper in-flight decisions or planning
FACTORS:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
personnel - operational supervisory personnel: inadequate supervision of flight crew
weather - low ceiling

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Kodiak Airport, AK to King Cove Airport, AK as the crow flies is 663 km (414 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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