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Accident description
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 20 March 1986
Time:13:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-4A Caribou
Operator:Woods Air Service
Registration: N539Y
C/n / msn: 197
First flight: 1964
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2000-7M2
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Lime Village, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Palmer Municipal Airport, AK (PAQ/PAAQ), United States of America
Destination airport:Lime Village Airport, AK (LVD), United States of America
Narrative:
The aircraft pitched up, rolled left, crashed into trees and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
- Airspeed(Vs)..Improper..Pilot in command
- Stall..Inadvertent..Pilot in command
Contributing Factors
- In-flight planning/decision..Improper..Pilot in command
- Altitude..Inadequate..Pilot in command
- Go-around..Attempted..Pilot in command

Classification:
Loss of control

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 5/88 (#24)
» NTSB


Photos

photo of de Havilland Canada DHC-4A Caribou N539Y
N539Y flew for different owners before being acquired by Woods Air Fuel in April 1983
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Map
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 Palmer Municipal Airport, AK to Lime Village Airport, AK as the crow flies is 336 km (210 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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