Crash-aerien 24 MAY 1998 d'un Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3C) N67588 - Anchorage, AK
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Statuts:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:dimanche 24 mai 1998
Heure:00:24
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3C)
Compagnie:Majestic Air Cargo
Immatriculation: N67588
Numéro de série: 20536
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Heures de vol:34232
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:8 km (5 milles) NW of Anchorage, AK (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Convoyage
Aéroport de départ:Unalakleet Airport, AK (UNK/PAUN), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
N67588 departed Unalakleet at 20:30 for an IFR positioning flight to Anchorage. After arriving in the Anchorage area, the flight was cleared for a visual approach to runway 14. During the approach, both engines quit running about 2,000 feet msl. The pilot said the right fuel tank was empty. He estimated that 50 to 60 gallons of fuel remained in the left fuel tank. The pilot attempted to restart the engines without success. The airplane was descending toward open water of the Cook Inlet. The pilot lowered the landing gear, and made a right turn toward a small airstrip, located at Point McKenzie, about 5 miles northwest of Anchorage. The pilot touched down in an area of soft, marsh covered, terrain. During the landing roll, the airplane nosed down and received damage to the forward, lower portion of the fuselage. The captain of this flight, the owner of Majestic Air Cargo, died January 23, 2001 when his DC-3 crashed into a mountain near Unalaska, AK.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's inadequate in-flight planning/decision which resulted in fuel exhaustion and subsequent loss of engine power. A related factor was the soft, marshy terrain at the forced landing area."

Accident investigation:

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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 6 months
Accident number: ANC98LA055
Download report: Summary report

Sources:
» NTSB


Photos

photo of Douglas-C-47A-N67588
accident date: 24-05-1998
type: Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
registration: N67588
photo of Douglas-C-47A-N67588
accident date: 24-05-1998
type: Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
registration: N67588
 

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 Unalakleet Airport, AK et Anchorage International Airport, AK est de 625 km (391 miles).

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