ASN Aircraft accident Douglas C-47A-DL (DC-3C) N19454 Eider Point, AK
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Tuesday 23 January 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-DL (DC-3C)
Operator:Majestic Air Cargo
Registration: N19454
MSN: 13863
First flight: 1943
Total airframe hrs:55877
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Eider Point, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:Unalaska Airport, AK (DUT/PADU), United States of America
Destination airport:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), United States of America
DC-3 N19454, owned by Southcentral Air but reportedly operating on a flight for Majestic Air Cargo, departed Unalaska Island for a cargo flight to Anchorage.
The plane was carrying 2,350 pounds of fresh cod milt, or cod sperm, from Trident Seafoods. Somewhere between 8 pm and 11 pm a fisherman spotted the wreckage of the plane at the 1,500 foot level on Table Top Mountain near Eider Point, AK. Weather was poor in the area with heavy snowfall.
The aircraft's construction number probably is 13863, although the FAA lists the plane as 25309.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The airplane flightcrew's failure to maintain adequate distance/altitude from mountainous terrain during a departure climb to cruise flight, and the captain's impairment from drugs. Factors in the accident were dark night conditions, and the first officer's impairment from drugs."

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 9 months
Accident number: ANC01FA033
Download report: Summary report

Flightcrew member's alcohol, drug usage
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

» Anchorage Daily News


photo of Douglas-DC-3C-S1C3G-N19454
accident date: 23-01-2001
type: Douglas DC-3C-S1C3G
registration: N19454

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 Unalaska Airport, AK to Anchorage International Airport, AK as the crow flies is 1261 km (788 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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