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Last updated: 3 April 2020
Datum:donderdag 14 februari 2002
Type:Silhouette image of generic B721 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-46F
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Northern Air Cargo
Registratie: N190AJ
Constructienummer: 18878/236
Bouwjaar: 1966
Aantal vlieguren:74093
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Kotzebue Airport, AK (OTZ) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI/PAFA), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kotzebue Airport, AK (OTZ/PAOT), Verenigde Staten
A Boeing 727 cargo plane, N190AJ, sustained substantial damage during an approach to landing at the Kotzebue-Ralph Wien Memorial Airport, Alaska. The airplane was operated by Northern Air Cargo as Flight 20, originating at the Fairbanks Airport, Alaska.
It was reported that the pilot was making a visual approach and overshot the centerline of the runway while making the left turn from the base leg to the final segment of the approach. On the final segment of the approach, the pilot made a left, and then a right turn, attempting to realign the airplane with the centerline. During the right turn, the right wing struck the snow-covered ground. The pilot landed the airplane without further incident.
The right wing's outboard leading-edge slat and the right wingtip were damaged.

Probable Cause:

The pilot's decision to continue an unstabilized approach to landing. A factor associated with the accident is the pilot's failure to attain proper alignment with the runway.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 109 days (4 months)
Accident number: ANC02LA015
Download report: Summary report



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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 Fairbanks International Airport, AK en Kotzebue Airport, AK bedraagt 702 km (439 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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