Vliegtuigongeval op 24 MAY 1998 met Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3C) N67588 - Anchorage, AK
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:zondag 24 mei 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3C)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Majestic Air Cargo
Registratie: N67588
Constructienummer: 20536
Bouwjaar: 1944
Aantal vlieguren:34232
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:8 km (5 mijl) NW of Anchorage, AK (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Unalakleet Airport, AK (UNK/PAUN), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), Verenigde Staten
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:

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



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

Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Unalakleet Airport, AK en Anchorage International Airport, AK bedraagt 625 km (391 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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