Flugunfall 01 SEP 1995 einer Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-200 N30GA - Farewell, AK
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Freitag 1 September 1995
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic SC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-200
Fluggesellschaft:North Star Air Cargo
Kennzeichen: N30GA
Werknummer: SH.1839
Baujahr: 1968
Triebwerk: 2 Garrett TPE331-2-201A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:10 km (6.3 Meilen) S of Farewell, AK (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Farewell Airport, AK (FWL/PAFW), USA
Flug nach:Anchorage-Merrill Field, AK (MRI/PAMR), USA
Skyvan N30GA, flying to Anchorage in IMC conditions with a VFR flight plan, collided with the north facing slope of a mountain slope, about 200 feet below the ridgeline at an altitude of 4800 feet. Weather was bad with low ceilings (about 1800 feet overcast), mountain obscuration, rain, fog and icing in clouds and precipitation.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's continued VFR flight into instrument meteorological conditions. The weather was a factor."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 187 days (6 months)
Accident number: ANC95LA158
Download report: Summary report

» ICAO Adrep Summary 2/96 (#82)
» NTSB Id. ANC95LA158
» Scramble 200(19)


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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 Farewell Airport, AK to Anchorage-Merrill Field, AK as the crow flies is 254 km (159 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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