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Last updated: 25 September 2021
Datum:Montag 24 Februar 1992
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Fluggesellschaft:MarkAir Express
Kennzeichen: N723CA
Werknummer: 723
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 9
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 11
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC) (   USA)
Flugphase: Taxi (TXI)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Kenai Airport, AK (ENA/PAEN), USA
Flug nach:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), USA
During the post landing taxi, the DHC-6 Twin Otter and an airport ramp tug collided with one another. Both pilots in the airplane and the tug driver said they did not see each other until the collision occurred.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause:
Inadequate visual look out by both pilots in the airplane, and the driver of the ground vehicle. Contributing factors to the accident were the absence of side conspicuity lighting on the ground vehicle, and the night lighting conditions.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Accident number: ANC92LA041
Download report: Summary report



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Distance from Kenai Airport, AK to Anchorage International Airport, AK as the crow flies is 94 km (59 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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