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Last updated: 22 April 2021
Fecha:jueves 23 septiembre 2004
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander
Operador:Homer Air
Registración: N6522T
Numéro de série: 136
Año de Construcción: 1969-12-02 (34 years 10 months)
Horas Totales de la Célula:16473
Motores: 2 Lycoming O-540-E4C5
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 6
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 7
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Hallo Bay, AK (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Ascenso Inicial (ICL)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Hallo Bay, AK, Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Homer Airport, AK (HOM/PAHO), Estados Unidos de América
The Islander was transporting guests to and from a remote wilderness lodge. It took off from a beach in severe winds. About 20 feet agl, a strong gust of wind, or a downdraft, hit the airplane. The airplane descended and the left wing collided with the beach, which spun the airplane 180 degrees. The airplane came to rest in about 2 1/2 feet of water.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's inadequate compensation for wind conditions, and his intentional flight into adverse weather conditions, which resulted in a loss of control and collision with terrain during takeoff-initial climb. Factors contributing to the accident were high and gusty wind conditions, and the pilot's inadequate preflight planning."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 258 days (9 months)
Accident number: ANC04LA113
Download report: Summary report

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