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Last updated: 28 January 2020
Datum:vrijdag 18 december 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic C212 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
CASA C-212 Aviocar 200
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:FS Air Service
Registratie: N502FS
Constructienummer: 294
Bouwjaar: 1985
Aantal vlieguren:8385
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 18
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 20
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Nixon Fork Mine Airstrip, AK (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Nixon Fork Mine, AK, Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Anchorage-Ted Stevens International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), Verenigde Staten
The CASA C-212 airplane, N502FS, sustained substantial damage during takeoff from the Nixon Fork Mine airstrip, located about 30 miles northeast of McGrath, Alaska. The airplane was being operated on a mining crew change flight from Anchorage, Alaska to the Nixon Fork Mine airstrip and return.
The airplane was taxied to the south end of the airstrip in preparation for a north departure with the first officer as Pilot Flying. Upon releasing the brakes, the aircraft accelerated to about 45 knots, and suddenly started pulling to the right. Both pilots pulled the power levers to the flight idle position and the captain took control of the airplane. He then applied full reverse thrust and heavy braking while trying to keep the nose straight, but the airplane kept pulling to the right. The airplane continued off the right side of the 4,400 feet long by 75 feet wide runway, down an embankment, and into an area of large boulders.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and right wing.

Probable Cause:

The flightcrew's inadequate compensation for wind conditions. A factor associated with the accident was a crosswind.


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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 Nixon Fork Mine, AK en Anchorage-Ted Stevens International Airport, AK bedraagt 334 km (209 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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