Flugunfall 25 MAR 1997 einer Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-100 N451SA - Nunapitchuk Airport, AK (NUP)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Dienstag 25 Mrz 1997
Zeit:11:23
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic SC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-100
Fluggesellschaft:Arctic Circle Air Service
Kennzeichen: N451SA
Werknummer: SH.1972
Baujahr: 1980
Betriebsstunden:10192
Triebwerk: 2 Garrett TPE331-2-201A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Opfer des Zusammenstoßes:Todesopfer: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:2,8 km (1.8 Meilen) ENE of Nunapitchuk Airport, AK (NUP) (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Leerflug
Flug von:Nunapitchuk Airport, AK (NUP), USA
Flug nach:Bethel Airport, AK (BET/PABE), USA
Unfallbericht:
The Skyvan collided in midair with a Cessna 207 (N800GA), shortly after taking off from runway 36. Both aircraft crashed.
A witness observed the Skyvan descending toward the ground in a counter-clockwise spiral from about 800 feet above the ground. The wreckage of Cessna, entangled with the wreckage of N451SA, was found on the surface of a frozen lake. The weather conditions that prevailed at the time of the accident included clear skies; visibility, about 60 miles; wind, 045 degrees at 15 knots.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Inadequate visual look-out by the pilots of both airplanes, which resulted in their failure to see-and-avoid each other's airplanes."

Accident investigation:

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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Accident number: ANC97FA037A
Download report: Summary report

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB Identification: ANC97FA037A


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Distance from Nunapitchuk Airport, AK to Bethel Airport, AK as the crow flies is 35 km (22 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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