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Last updated: 18 October 2017
Datum:maandag 24 oktober 2005
Tijd:ca 14:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Bering Air
Registratie: N1263Y
Constructienummer: 208B-0731
Bouwjaar: 1999
Motoren: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:27 km (16.9 mijl) S of Unalakleet, AK (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Ferry
Vliegveld van vertrek:Stebbins Airport, AK (WBB), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Unalakleet Airport, AK (UNK/PAUN), Verenigde Staten
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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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Stebbins Airport, AK en Unalakleet Airport, AK bedraagt 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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