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Last updated: 27 June 2019
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:samedi 21 avril 1984
Heure:17:30
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
Compagnie:Hawkins & Powers Aviation
Immatriculation: N15509
Numéro de série: 10775
Année de Fabrication:
Heures de vol:8643
Moteurs: 2 Wright R-3350-89B
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Tobin Creek Airstrip, AK (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: Au décollage (TOF)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Tobin Creek Airstrip, AK, Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI/PAFA), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
The pilot was attempting a takeoff on an airstrip where braking action was considered good during the normal summer season. It was about 3000 ft in elevation and was snow covered most of the year, as on the day of the accident. The strip accomodated takeoffs to the south only due to grading and obstructions. Frequently, this meant a downwind takeoff. On the day of the accident, there was a 5 kt wind from the north with gusts to 10 kts. The pilot said that nose wheel steering was not effective due to the surface and the rudder was not responsive due to the tailwind. Most pilots used a 25 degree (right turn) dogleg of the runway at the north end to start their takeoff, especially when tailwinds were present. The accident aircraft went off the runway to the left and collided with a snowbank where it nosed over.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
Planning/decision .. improper .. pilot in command
Unsuitable terrain or takeoff area .. selected .. pilot in command
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
Overconfidence in aircraft's ability .. pilot in command
Self-induced pressure .. pilot in command
Weather condition .. high density altitude
Weather condition .. tailwind
Airport facilities,runway/landing area condition .. inadequate
Airport facilities,runway/landing area condition .. snow covered
Airport facilities,runway/landing area condition .. icy
Airport facilities,runway/landing area condition .. rough/uneven
Terrain condition .. snowbank

Sources:
» NTSB
» Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North


Photos

photo of Fairchild-C-119-Flying-Boxcar-N15509
accident date: 21-04-1984
type: Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
registration: N15509
 

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Tobin Creek Airstrip, AK et Fairbanks International Airport, AK est de 300 km (188 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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