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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213479
Last updated: 24 May 2019
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Time:18:16 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver
Owner/operator: Alaska Skyways dba Regal Air
Registration: N9878R
C/n / msn: 1135
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:E of Willow Seaplane Base,, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Willow Seaplane Base,
Destination airport:A lake N of Willow
The aircraft impacted the terrain just after took offat Willow, Alaska. The aircraftwas partially consumed by the post-impact fire and the pilot onboard was fatally injured. The two passengers onboard the aircraft received serious injuries.

The operator reported that the accident flight was chartered by the Alaska Medicaid Travel Office to provide roundtrip transportation for one passenger from her private residence at the remote lake, to the Willow Seaplane Base and return. The operator flew the passenger and her 2.5-year-old son from their home to Willow Seaplane Base on July 16, and the accident flight was the chartered return trip to their residence.

Numerous witnesses at Willow Lake stated that the airplane appeared heavy as they watched two takeoff attempts followed by a takeoff on the third run.



Photo of N9878R courtesy

Anchorage - Lake Hood Strip / Seaplane (PALH / LHD)
28 April 2009; (c) F Seggie

Revision history:

19-Jul-2018 16:11 Geno Added
19-Jul-2018 16:34 DaveUK Updated [Source]
19-Jul-2018 16:35 harro Updated [Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
19-Jul-2018 17:15 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
19-Jul-2018 19:10 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Phase, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
19-Jul-2018 20:42 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Embed code]
20-Jul-2018 10:15 Eberhard Updated [Operator]
06-Aug-2018 17:52 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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