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Last updated: 6 August 2020
Date:Wednesday 22 July 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Operator:Woods Air Service
Registration: N41755
C/n / msn: 339
First flight: 1959
Total airframe hrs:10587
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney R-1340-AN2
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:near McGrath, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Nikolai Airport, AK (NIB/PAFS), United States of America
Destination airport:Silvertip Lodge, AK, United States of America
Inflight fire; damaged beyond repair in forced landing.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The fire in the engine accessory drive assembly. Factor was the rough an uneven forced landing area."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Accident number: ANC92LA109
Download report: Summary report

Forced landing outside airport



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