Accident Shorts SC.7 Skyvan N754BD,
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Date:Saturday 26 September 2009
Type:Silhouette image of generic SC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Shorts SC.7 Skyvan
Owner/operator:All West Freight Inc
Registration: N754BD
MSN: SH1907
Year of manufacture:1973
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Skwentna, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Sterling, AK (40AK)
Destination airport:Skwentna, AK (6AK)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that he was taking cargo to a remote mining airstrip when, during the landing roll, the main landing gear wheels encountered several soft spots and he had difficulty maintaining directional control. The nosewheel encountered rough and soft terrain near the edge of the airstrip and collapsed rearward, damaging a fuselage structural bulkhead. The pilot stated that there was no preaccident mechanical problems with the airplane and that it would have been beneficial to have a wider runway and more experience in that type of airplane.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control while landing on a rough, soft, and narrow airstrip.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ANC09CA109
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

06-Sep-2014 09:25 Aerossurance Added
29-Apr-2015 17:59 TB Updated [Aircraft type]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
02-Dec-2017 16:17 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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