Narrative:After departing the floatplane base on a company VFR flight plan, the Otter proceeded northwest along a salt water strait at a low altitude above water. Two miles Northwest of the airport the aircraft entered a snow squall and the pilot attempted a steep turn to reverse course. During the turn the aircraft
|Date:||15 JAN 1989|
|Type:||de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter|
|C/n / msn:|| 171|
|First flight:|| 1957|
|Total airframe hrs:||10366|
|Engines:|| 1 Pratt & Whitney R-1340-59|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Total:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||near Ketchikan, AK (United States of America)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Ketchikan-Waterfront SPB, AK (WFB), United States of America|
|Destination airport:||Klawock Airport, AK (KLW), United States of America|
impacted and sank in 167 feet deep water.
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's inadvertant flight into ifr conditions and the stall which occurred during the turn to reverse course. Contributing to the accident were the snow conditions encountered."
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 Ketchikan-Waterfront SPB, AK to Klawock Airport, AK as the crow flies is 92 km (58 miles).