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Accident description
Last updated: 12 December 2017
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Date:Thursday 22 July 1976
Time:09:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic B18T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Volpar Turboliner II
Operator:Winship Air Services
Registration: N600WA
C/n / msn: BA-463
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Airplane damage: Destroyed
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Dutch Harbor, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Cold Bay Airport, AK (CDB/PACD), United States of America
Destination airport:Dutch Harbor NAS, AK (DUT/PADU), United States of America
Narrative:
The airplane impacted the ground in poor visibility conditions.

The aircraft, a Volpar Turboliner II cargo plane, was a stretched turbine conversion of a Beechcraft G18S. The conversion was carried out in 1974.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
pilot in command - improper IFR operation
FACTOR(S)
weather - low ceiling
weather - rain
weather - fog



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Distance from Cold Bay Airport, AK to Dutch Harbor NAS, AK as the crow flies is 284 km (177 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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