ASN Aircraft accident Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation N7777C Kotzebue Airport, AK (OTZ)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Monday 17 April 1967
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation
Operator:Alaska Airlines
Registration: N7777C
MSN: 4803
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 28
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 32
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kotzebue Airport, AK (OTZ) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Kotzebue Airport, AK (OTZ/PAOT), United States of America
The aircraft belly landed because the crew had failed to select the gear down. Weather conditions were poor at the time of the accident due to heavy snowfall.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - failed to extend landing gear
miscellaneous acts, conditions - checklist-failed to use
miscellaneous acts, conditions - whiteout
weather - low ceiling
weather - snow
weather - icing conditions-includes sleet, freezing rain,etc.
miscellaneous acts, conditions - ice-windshield

Gear-up landing
Runway mishap



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