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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201899
Last updated: 24 November 2019
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Date:12-JAN-1999
Time:10:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic C207 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 207
Owner/operator:Arctic Transportation Services
Registration: N19TA
C/n / msn: 20700468
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Chevak, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:VAK
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The certificated commercial pilot reported that during his initial descent to the Chevak Airport, the airplane became 'heavy to control' while flying through snow showers mixed with rain. He stated that while on a left base for landing on runway 14, the airplane failed to respond to left control yoke movements. He said that he was able to turn the airplane slowly to the right, 270 degrees from his original heading, and align the airplane for landing on runway 14. He stated that while on short final over the threshold of the runway, he again applied left control yoke movement to correct for a 12 to 15 knot, left crosswind. The control movement again failed to have any effect, and the airplane drifted to the right, touched down to the right of the runway, and nosed over. The pilot stated that a postaccident inspection revealed ice formation on the airplane's wings, struts, and fuselage. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the wings and fuselage.
Probable Cause: The pilot's continued flight into adverse weather conditions. Factors associated with the accident were freezing rain, an accumulation of ice on the wings and ailerons, and diminished directional control.

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