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Last updated: 12 June 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 30 Mai 2007
Zeit:12:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CARV model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair
Fluggesellschaft:Brooks Air Fuel
Kennzeichen: N898AT
Werknummer: 20/42994
Baujahr: 1946
Betriebsstunden:55753
Triebwerk: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2000
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Nixon Fork Mine, AK (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI/PAFA), USA
Flug nach:Nixon Fork Mine, AK, USA
Unfallbericht:
The converted DC-4 cargo plane carried 3000 gallons of fuel to the Nixon Fork Gold Mine near McGrath, AK. This mine has a 4200 x 100 ft gravel runway (16/34). There is a hill at the south end of the runway which forces everyone to land to the south. The Carvair was coming in with a tail wind, attempting a landing on runway 16. The captain said that the airplane encountered sinking air and became low on the landing approach, and the right main landing gear struck the lip of the runway. The right main landing gear was torn off, which allowed the nose and right wing to collide with the runway surface. The right wing was torn off the fuselage, and caught fire. The airplane slid 180 degrees, went off the runway and ended up in a ditch. The right wing continued to burn for about 1.5 hours.
The pilot indicated that the weather conditions consisted of an east wind of about 5 to 10 knots, and mostly clear skies, with isolated areas of convective cloud
formations.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "An undershoot and collision with the runway when the pilot misjudged the distance/altitude during the landing flare/touchdown."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 204 days (7 months)
Accident number: ANC07LA040
Download report: Summary report

Informationsquelle:
» FAA
» NTSB
» Oldwings.nl


Fotos

photo of Aviation-Traders-ATL-98-Carvair-N898AT
accident date: 30-05-2007
type: Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair
registration: N898AT
 

Map
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 Fairbanks International Airport, AK to Nixon Fork Mine, AK as the crow flies is 377 km (235 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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