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Accident description
Last updated: 17 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 16 February 1982
Time:09:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic YS11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
NAMC YS-11A-621
Operator:Reeve Aleutian Airways
Registration: N169RV
C/n / msn: 2169
First flight: 1973-01-26 (9 years )
Total airframe hrs:4385
Cycles:3239
Engines: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 532-10K
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 36
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 39
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Repaired
Location:near King Salmon Airport, AK (AKN) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), United States of America
Destination airport:King Salmon Airport, AK (AKN/PAKN), United States of America
Flightnumber: 69
Narrative:
Reeve Aleutian Airways Flight 60, an YS-11A, with 36 passengers and 3 crewmembers onboard, made an emergency gear-up landing on the frozen Naknek River adjacent to the King Salmon Airport, Alaska, following the loss of power in both engines. The airplane was damaged substantially, and one crewmember, two passengers, and two firefighters suffered minor injuries during the evacuation, firefighting, and rescue activities.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause: "The loss of power in the right engine due to the freezing of water in the fuel filter after the fuel heaters were turned off in accordance with the before-landing checklist, and the loss of power due to the destruction of the left-engine turbine from overtemperature due to excessive fuel flow for undetermined reasons."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 287 days (10 months)
Accident number: NTSB-AAR-82-14
Download report: Final report

Classification:
All engine powerloss
Forced landing outside airport

Follow-up / safety actions

NTSB issued 3 Safety Recommendations

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Distance from Anchorage International Airport, AK to King Salmon Airport, AK as the crow flies is 459 km (287 miles).

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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