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Last updated: 12 June 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mercredi 30 mai 2007
Heure:12:00
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic CARV model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair
Compagnie:Brooks Air Fuel
Immatriculation: N898AT
Numéro de série: 20/42994
Année de Fabrication: 1946
Heures de vol:55753
Moteurs: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2000
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Nixon Fork Mine, AK (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Aéroport de départ:Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI/PAFA), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Nixon Fork Mine, AK, Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
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

Sources:
» FAA
» NTSB
» Oldwings.nl


Photos

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

Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Fairbanks International Airport, AK et Nixon Fork Mine, AK est de 377 km (235 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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