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Last updated: 5 December 2020
Datum:zondag 10 juli 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46A-50-CU Commando
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Nenana Fuel Company
Registratie: N92853
Constructienummer: 30565
Aantal vlieguren:14925
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Tobin Creek Airstrip, AK (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI/PAFA), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Tobin Creek Airstrip, AK, Verenigde Staten
Just after touchdown the aircraft rolled over a frost heave on the runway surface and began veering to the right. The pilot applied left brake and added power to the right engine but the aircraft continued going right until the right wing struck a hill adjacent to the right side of the runway. The aircraft came to rest in a ditch 110 degrees to the right of the landing runway heading. Examination of the right main landing gear tire revealed a large jagged opening in the sidewall which extended into the tread area of the tire. This opening matched one of the sides of a rock found in the vicinity of the frost heave.
The aircraft maintenance logbooks were reviewed and found to have no record of compliance with airworthiness directives.

Probable Cause:

directional control..not maintained..pilot in command
ground loop/swerve..uncontrolled..pilot in command
airport facilities,runway/landing area condition..rough/uneven
airport facilities,runway/landing area condition..loose gravel/sandy

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: ANC83FA119
Download report: Final report


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Fairbanks International Airport, AK en Tobin Creek Airstrip, AK bedraagt 300 km (188 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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