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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 1 October 1974
Time:21:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic B18T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Volpar Turboliner
Operator:Winship Air Services
Registration: N357V
C/n / msn: AF-680
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lupine Airstrip, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI/PAFA), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The Volpar Turboliner crashed when it stalled during a low pass over the Lupine Airstrip in Alaska. The airstrip was VFR operations only and weather conditions at the accident time were instrument conditions with a visibility of 2 miles or less in fog.
It was also established that the airplane was over its maximum takeoff weight and landing weight.

The Lupine Airstrip was constructed to transport

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
pilot in command - continued VFR flight into adverse weather conditions
pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed
FACTOR(S)
pilot in command - failed to follow approved procedures,directives,etc.
pilot in command - improper operation of powerplant & powerplant controls
miscellaneous acts,conditions - airframe ice
weather - low ceiling
weather - fog
weather - snow
weather - icing conditions-includes sleet,freezing rain,etc.

Classification:
VFR flight in IMC
Loss of control

Sources:
» NTSB


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