Vliegtuigongeval op 21 JAN 2003 met de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200 N206EH - Kipnuk Airport, AK (KPN)
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Datum:dinsdag 21 januari 2003
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:ERA Aviation
Registratie: N206EH
Constructienummer: 194
Bouwjaar: 1969
Aantal vlieguren:46564
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 8
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 10
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Kipnuk Airport, AK (KPN) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Bethel Airport, AK (BET/PABE), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Kipnuk Airport, AK (KPN/PAKI), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 863
The captain said that he was landing the airplane on runway 33 with a 15-knot crosswind from his right (about 050 degrees magnetic). During the landing roll, the airplane drifted too far to the left on the ice and frost-covered runway and encountered a snow berm. The collision with the snow berm fractured the nose wheel fork, and a portion of the fork subsequently damaged the fuselage just aft of the nose wheel. Field repairs were made at Kipnuk, and the airplane was ferried to the operator's main repair base in Anchorage.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain's inadequate compensation for crosswind conditions, and his failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll on an icy runway, which resulted in an excursion from the runway and collision with a snow berm. Contributing factors in the accident are a crosswind, an icy runway, and a snow berm."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 183 days (6 months)
Accident number: ANC03LA024
Download report: Summary report



photo of DHC-6-Twin-Otter-200-N206EH
accident date: 21-01-2003
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
registration: N206EH

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 Bethel Airport, AK en Kipnuk Airport, AK bedraagt 152 km (95 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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