ASN Aircraft accident Kaiser-Frazer C-119L Flying Boxcar N8504W Dahl Creek Airport, AK (DCK)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Monday 7 September 1981
Type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Kaiser-Frazer C-119L Flying Boxcar
Operator:J.D. Gifford and Associates
Registration: N8504W
MSN: KMC-256
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Dahl Creek Airport, AK (DCK) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), United States of America
Destination airport:Dahl Creek Airport, AK (DCK), United States of America
The right hand main landing gear shear pin failed, causing the gear to collapse. Aircraft damaged beyond repair.

Probable Cause:

airframe - landing gear: gear locking mechanism
miscellaneous acts,conditions - overload failure



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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 Anchorage International Airport, AK to Dahl Creek Airport, AK as the crow flies is 718 km (449 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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