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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Friday 5 January 1979
Time:20:21
Type:Silhouette image of generic L188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-188PF Electra
Operator:Great Northern Airlines
Registration: N403GN
C/n / msn: 1127
First flight: 1960
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Inigok Airport, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Umiat Airport, AK (UMT/PAUM), United States of America
Destination airport:Inigok Airport, AK, United States of America
Narrative:
Touchdown short of the runway; the left gear and wing failed.
The airplane operated on a flight from Anchorage, Alaska to Lonely Dew Station in northern Alaska. En route stops were planned at Umiat and Inigok.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
pilot in command - inadequate supervision of flight
copilot - misjudged distance and altitude
copilot - failed to initiate go-around
FACTOR(S)
miscellaneous acts,conditions - poorly planned approach
miscellaneous acts,conditions - overload failure

Sources:
» NTSB File # 1-0019


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Umiat Airport, AK to Inigok Airport, AK as the crow flies is 79 km (49 miles).

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