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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 7505
Last updated: 4 November 2019
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Date:08-JAN-1968
Time:16:11
Type:Silhouette image of generic C180 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 180H
Owner/operator:Tanana Air Taxi
Registration: N7921V
C/n / msn: 18051821
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Tanana, AK -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Non-instrument rated pilot attempted night flight in IFR conditions.

The pilot and one passenger were killed. The Tanana Airport was later named after the pilot: Tanana-Ralph M. Calhoun Memorial Airport.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
PILOT IN COMMAND - ATTEMPTED OPERATION BEYOND EXPERIENCE/ABILITY LEVEL
PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
PILOT IN COMMAND - SPATIAL DISORIENTATION
WEATHER - FOG

Sources:

NTSB
https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/16448953/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
09-Jan-2018 19:20 harro Updated [Operator, Phase, Narrative]
09-Jan-2018 19:27 harro Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
04-Nov-2019 18:39 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn]

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