ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 287785
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Narrative:The pilot was landing on a narrow gravel runway adjacent to a gravel road. He reported that both the road and runway were covered with snow and that flat light conditions made it difficult to discern between the two surfaces. He inadvertently landed to the left of the runway on the rough road, which resulted in structural damage to the nose landing gear bulkhead.
Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3M
|Owner/operator:||Ryan Air Inc|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Aircraft damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Chefornak, Alaska -
United States of America
|Departure airport:||Bethel Airport, AK (BET/PABE)|
|Destination airport:||Chefornak SPB, AK (CYF/PACK)|
|Investigating agency: ||NTSB|
|Confidence Rating:|| Accident investigation report completed and information captured|
Probable Cause: The pilot's misidentification of a nearby snow-covered road as the snow-covered runway in flat light conditions.
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|Investigating agency: ||NTSB |
|Status: ||Investigation completed|
|Duration: ||5 months|
|Download report: || Final report|
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