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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:
Date:Saturday 7 September 1946
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A (DC-3)
Operator:Mt. McKinley Airfreight
Registration: NC91002
C/n / msn: 20227
First flight: 1944
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Nome, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Passenger
Departure airport:Fairbanks-Weeks Field, AK, United States of America
Destination airport:Nome Airport, AK (OME/PAOM), United States of America
Narrative:
Weather at Nome was worse than previously reported to the crew. Trying to establish visual contact below 400 feet, the DC-3 drifted from the range shuttle legs and struck a fog shrouded mountain.

Classification:
Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) - Mountain

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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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