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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 33667
Last updated: 27 April 2021
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Date:16-OCT-1972
Time:after 0909 l
Type:Silhouette image of generic C310 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 310C
Owner/operator:Pan Alaska Airways, Ltd
Registration: N1812H
MSN: 35912
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Aircraft missing
Category:Accident
Location:Alaska coast; off -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Anchorage, Alaska
Destination airport:Juneau, Alaska
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
A Cessna 310C, N1812H, operated by the chief pilot of Pan Alaska Airways, departed from Anchorage International Airport, Alaska, at 08:59. Three passengers, including two United States Congressmen, were aboard.
At 0909, the pilot of N1812H filed a Visual Flight Rules flight plan with the Anchorage Flight Service Station.
He stated that he had departed Anchorage at 0900 and that his intended route of flight was via the V-317 airway to Yakutat, thence direct to his destination, Juneau International Airport, Alaska. He estimated his flying time en route at 3 hours and 30 minutes.
At 1315, the U.S. Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, received notification that N1812H was overdue at Juneau. An intensive search of areas along the proposed route and all probable alternate routes was conducted during the following 5-1/2 weeks. Nothing was found that could be identified with either the aircraft or its occupants.
The weather conditions along the proposed route from Anchorage to Juneau were not conducive to flight under Visual Flight Rules.

The National Transportation Safety Board is unable to determine the probable cause of this accident from the evidence presently available.

Sources:

NTSB Report Number: AAR-73-01, adopted on 1/31/1973
NTIS Report Number: PB-214592/8
https://www.echoak.com/2017/10/plane-crash-takes-life-of-2-congressmen/
https://www.haleboggs.com/

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
28-Mar-2010 02:50 penguin832 Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Oct-2016 18:19 Anon. Updated [Damage]
19-Oct-2017 09:33 gerard57 Updated [Source, Narrative]
19-Nov-2017 09:05 Nomann Updated [Source, Narrative]
25-Feb-2020 07:52 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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