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Last updated: 17 October 2021
Fecha:sábado 28 junio 1997
Hora:16:18 ADT
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic CARV model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair
Operador:Hondu Carib Cargo
Registración: N103
Numéro de série: 4/10273
Año de Construcción: 1943
Horas Totales de la Célula:7145
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2000-7M2
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Venetie, AK (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Venetie Airport, AK (VEE/PAVE), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI/PAFA), Estados Unidos de América
The Carvair took off from Venetie for a VFR positioning flight to Fairbanks. The aircraft was climbing when the number two engine on the left wing began to run rough. Soon thereafter, a fire warning light for the same engine illuminated in the cockpit. Fire was visually confirmed, the engine was shut down, and both banks of fire bottles were discharged. The fire continued to burn, and the number two engine fell off the wing. The captain was forced to carry out an emergency landing on a sand and gravel bar in the Chandalar River.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "A fire associated with the number 2 engine for undetermined reasons."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 5 months
Accident number: ANC97LA093
Download report: Summary report

» NTSB Identification: ANC97LA093


photo of Aviation-Traders-ATL-98-Carvair-N103
accident date: 28-06-1997
type: Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair
registration: N103

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 Venetie Airport, AK to Fairbanks International Airport, AK as the crow flies is 251 km (157 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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