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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 34537
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Date:20-JAN-1983
Time:20:19
Type:Silhouette image of generic C185 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna A185F
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N61764
C/n / msn: 18504252
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Nyac, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Aniak, AK (ANI)
Destination airport:Nyac, AK (ZNC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED AFTER COLLIDING WITH A TREE NEAR THE DESTINATION AIRPORT AT NYAC, AK. THE PILOT HAD TRIED THIS FLIGHT FROM ANIAK TO NYAC THE DAY BEFORE AND HAD RETURNED TO ANIAK BECAUSE OF WEATHER. THE WEATHER AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT WAS SNOWING AND BLOWING WITH WINDS OF 40 GUSTING TO 60 MPH OR HIGHER ACCORDING TO A RESIDENT OF NYAC. ANOTHER WITNESS SAID THE VISIBILITY WAS BELOW ONE HALF MILE. THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED THE GROUND IN A 25 DECREE NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE AFTER THE LEFT WING CONTACTED A SPRUCE TREE 8 INCHES IN DIAMETER. AFTER GROUND IMPACT, THE AIRCRAFT BOUNCED BACK INTO THE AIR AND TRAVELED ABOUT 250 FEET BEFORE STOPPING. AIRCRAFT PARTS WERE SCATTERED FROM THE INITIAL GROUND CONTACT POINT TO THE FINAL STOPPING POINT. THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF PRE-IMPACT FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION. A FIRE ERUPTED AS A RESULT OF THE ACCIDENT. CAUSE:

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001214X41909


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