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Last updated: 19 October 2017
Fecha:lunes 24 octubre 2005
Hora:ca 14:00
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operador:Bering Air
Registración: N1263Y
Numéro de série: 208B-0731
Año de Construcción: 1999
Motores: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:27 km (16.9 milles) S of Unalakleet, AK (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Stebbins Airport, AK (WBB), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Unalakleet Airport, AK (UNK/PAUN), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo:6440
During the positioning flight back to Unalakleet the pilot descended for low level flight seeing. The pilot's attention was diverted to a noise in the cabin. The pilot told that when he redirected his attention outside, the airplane collided with the brush and tundra covered terrain.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's failure to maintain altitude/clearance from terrain while performing a low altitude maneuver."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 183 days (6 months)
Accident number: ANC06LA007
Download report: Summary report



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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 Stebbins Airport, AK to Unalakleet Airport, AK as the crow flies is 83 km (52 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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