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Last updated: 28 November 2020
Datum:zaterdag 23 december 2017
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McDonnell Douglas DC-9-33F
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Everts Air Cargo
Registratie: N935CE
Constructienummer: 47413/521
Bouwjaar: 1969
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-11 (HK3)
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Groot
Plaats:between Anchorage and Bethel, AK (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Anchorage-Ted Stevens International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Bethel Airport, AK (BET/PABE), Verenigde Staten
Everts Air Cargo flight 960, a DC-9-33F, DC-9, registration N935CE, experienced a depressurization on initial climb from the Bethel,
Alaska, (PABE) The flight crew returned to Bethel and landed with no further incident. There were no injuries to the two flight crew and one cargo handler on board. The depressurization resulted from a pallet jack in the cargo compartment impacting the rear
pressure bulkhead, resulting in substantial damage to the airplane. Inspection revealed a tiedown fastener for the pallet jack had pulled out.

The aircraft remained on ground and was ferried to Tucson, Arizona, USA on December 19, 2018 and further on to San Antonio on March 7, 2019.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause: "Failure of a cargo tie-down fastener, resulting in unsecured cargo striking the pressure bulkhead."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 8 months
Accident number: DCA18CA056
Download report: Final 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 Anchorage-Ted Stevens International Airport, AK en Bethel Airport, AK bedraagt 635 km (397 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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