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Last updated: 24 October 2017
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:dimanche 2 mars 2003
Heure:15:04
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Compagnie:Bering Air
Immatriculation: N205BA
Numéro de série: 208B-0890
Année de Fabrication: 2001
Heures de vol:2082
Moteurs: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:1,6 km (1 milles) W of Kotzebue Airport, AK (OTZ) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Convoyage
Aéroport de départ:Shungnak Airport, AK (SHG/PAGH), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Kotzebue Airport, AK (OTZ/PAOT), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
After having been cleared to enter the Kotzebue airspace, the pilot established a GPS waypoint 4 miles (6,4 km) from runway 08 and descended to 1,000 feet. He continued inbound and descended to an altitude of 300 feet. At one mile from the airport, the pilot said he looked up from the instrument panel but could not see the airport. He also stated that he was in a whiteout condition. The airplane collided with the snow-covered sea ice, short of the runway threshold.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's continued VFR flight into instrument meteorological conditions, and his failure to maintain altitude/clearance above the ground, resulting in a collision with snow and ice covered terrain during the final approach phase of a VFR landing. Factors in the accident were whiteout conditions and snow-covered terrain."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 143 days (5 months)
Accident number: ANC03LA029
Download report: Summary report

Sources:
» NTSB ANC03LA029


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Shungnak Airport, AK et Kotzebue Airport, AK est de 235 km (147 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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