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Last updated: 24 February 2020
Datum:Dienstag 3 März 1992
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6BF
Fluggesellschaft:Everts Air Fuel
Kennzeichen: N151
Werknummer: 45174/800
Baujahr: 1957
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Selawik Airport, AK (WLK) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI/PAFA), USA
Flug nach:Selawik Airport, AK (WLK/PASK), USA
The heavily loaded fuel tanker landed with an approximate 3 knot tailwind. After touchdown the propellers either failed to go into reverse, or were slow in reversing. The aircraft overran the 3150 feet long gravel runway and came to rest on a frozen river with the undercarriage collapsed.
Outside air temperature was minus 30 to minus 35 degrees F.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's inadequate pre flight planning and disregarding the aircraft performance data. Contributing factors were the extreme outside air temperatures, the icy runway, and the tailwind."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Accident number: ANC92LA043
Download report: Summary report

» ICAO Adrep Summary 5/94 (#73)
» Scramble 154


photo of Douglas-DC-6BF-N151
accident date: 03-03-1992
type: Douglas DC-6BF
registration: N151

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 Fairbanks International Airport, AK to Selawik Airport, AK as the crow flies is 584 km (365 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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