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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30434
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver
Owner/operator:Iliaska Lodge,inc.
Registration: N930TG
MSN: 1041
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Ilimani, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:ILI
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The certificated commercial pilot was attempting to takeoff from a lake with 2 feet tall, rolling swells. The pilot said that during the takeoff run, before a safe flying airspeed was attained, the airplane floats struck a large wave, and the airplane lifted off the water prematurely. He said that before he could react, the left wing stalled, and the airplane collided with the water. During the collision, the floats were torn off the airplane, and the airplane sank. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, empennage, and wings. The closest official weather observation station is Iliamna. On August 25, 1999, at 0553, an Aviation Routine Weather Report (METAR) was reporting in part: Wind, 259 degrees (magnetic) at 7 knots; visibility, 10 statute miles; clouds, 7,500 feet broken; temperature, 51 degrees F; dew point, 46 degrees F; altimeter, 29.52 inHg. Official civil twilight for Iliamna was at 0610.

Probable Cause: The pilot's selection of an unsuitable takeoff area, and an inadvertent stall. Factors associated with the accident were large wave/swells, and low light conditions (dawn).



Other occurrences involving this aircraft

18 Jun 2017 N930TG Alaska Seaplane Tours 0 Big Goat Lake, Misty Fjords Nat'l Monument, AK w/o


Photo of N930TG courtesy

Ketchikan - Harbor Seaplane (WFB / 5KE)
2 July 2013; (c) John Olafson

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
23-Oct-2017 16:45 TB Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
14-Dec-2017 08:45 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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