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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Friday 2 October 1964
Time:16:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Steward-Davis Super Catalina (PBY-5A)
Operator:Alaska Coastal-Ellis Airlines
Registration: N4936V
C/n / msn: 1705
First flight:
Engines: 2 Wright R-2600
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Otter Lake, Chichagof Island, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Sitka Airport, AK (SIT/PASI), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The airplane nosed in after a hard landing on the water of Otter Lake.
It was transporting supplies from Sitka to build a US Forest Service cabin that was being constructed on the shore of the lake.

The airplane was a former US Navy Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina that had been converted by Steward-Davis Inc. as a Super Catalina with upgraded Wright Cyclone R-2600 engines, a modified tail fin, a faired nose and other modifications.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSES:
copilot - improper level off
pilot in command - inadequate supervision of flight
FACTORS:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - poorly planned approach
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water

Classification:

Sources:
» NTSB


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