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Last updated: 28 November 2021
Datum:Samstag 9 November 1946
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Fluggesellschaft:Arnold Air Service
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 16
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 18
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Anchorage-Merrill Field, AK (MRI) (   USA)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Anchorage-Merrill Field, AK (MRI/PAMR), USA
Flug nach:Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, WA (SEA/KSEA), USA
The Anchorage runway had been cleared with snow for a distance of 3200 feet and width 30 feet. The copilot was instructed to hold the throttles and keep them from retarding on takeoff. As the aircraft ran into snow with the left wheel the pilot removed his hands from the throttles to use trim tabs. As the aircraft became airborne the throttles retarded because the co-pilot neglected to hold them. Full power was added, but it was too late since the aircraft stalled and crashed back into the runway.


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Distance from Anchorage-Merrill Field, AK to Seattle/Tacoma International Airport, WA as the crow flies is 2303 km (1439 miles).

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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