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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 22 October 1970
Time:14:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic SC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-200
Operator:Pan Alaska Airways
Registration: N123PA
C/n / msn: SH.1861
First flight: 1969
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-2-201A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Bettles, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Prospect Creek Airport, AK (PPC/PAPR), United States of America
Destination airport:Dietrich, AK (DTK), United States of America
Narrative:
At FL25 the no. 2 engine flamed out and the prop was feathered. When the remaining engine lost power, a forced landing was made in small trees next to a frozen river. It appeared that the fuel was contaminated with water.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
personnel - maintenance,servicing,inspection: improperly serviced aircraft (owner-pilot)
miscellaneous acts,conditions - fuel contamination-exclusive of water in fuel
miscellaneous acts,conditions - water in fuel
partial power loss - partial loss of power - 1 engine
complete power loss - complete engine failure/flameout-1 engine

Sources:
» NTSB


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