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Accident
Last updated: 19 October 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Dienstag 26 November 1996
Zeit:11:01
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Fluggesellschaft:Arctic Transportation Services
Kennzeichen: N4704B
Werknummer: 208B-0199
Baujahr: 1991
Betriebsstunden:3711
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:5069
Triebwerk: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:1,6 km (1 Meilen) W of Bethel, AK (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Bethel Airport, AK (BET/PABE), USA
Flug nach:Kwigillingok Airport, AK (KWK/PAGG), USA
Flugnummer:1604
Unfallbericht:
The Cessna Caravan I took off from Bethel runway 36 at 10:59 for a VFR flight to Kwigillingok (KWK). After departure, tower personnel observed the airplane in a left turn back toward the airport at an altitude of 100 to 200 feet above the ground. The angle of bank increased and the nose of the airplane suddenly dropped toward the ground. The airplane struck the ground in a nose and left wing low attitude, two minutes after departure.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the pilot to maintain control of the airplane, while maneuvering to reverse direction after takeoff, after encountering an undetermined anomaly. The undetermined anomaly was a related factor."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Accident number: ANC97FA008
Download report: Summary report

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB id ANC97FA008


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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 Bethel Airport, AK to Kwigillingok Airport, AK as the crow flies is 126 km (79 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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