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Last updated: 17 January 2022
Datum:Montag 24 Oktober 2005
Zeit:ca 14:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Fluggesellschaft:Bering Air
Kennzeichen: N1263Y
Werknummer: 208B0731
Baujahr: 1999
Triebwerk: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:27 km (16.9 Meilen) S of Unalakleet, AK (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:Stebbins Airport, AK (WBB), USA
Flug nach:Unalakleet Airport, AK (UNK/PAUN), USA
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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