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Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Donnerstag 4 November 1948
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-DK (DC-3)
Fluggesellschaft:Pacific Alaska Air Express
Kennzeichen: NC66637
Werknummer: 11800
Baujahr: 1943
Betriebsstunden:4320
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S1C3-G
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 15 / Insassen: 15
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 17 / Insassen: 17
Sachschaden: Vermisst
Konsequenzen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Unfallort:vom Land entfernt von Cape Spencer, AK (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Yakutat Airport, AK (YAK/PAYA), USA
Flug nach:Annette Island Airport, AK (ANN/PANT), USA
Unfallbericht:
At approximately 22:26, November 3, 1948. the flight departed Anchorage for Seattle via Homer, Yakutat, and Annette Island, Alaska. The flight arrived at Yakutat at 02:57. At Yakutat an instrument flight plan was filed specifying a cruising altitude of 10,000 feet to Annette Island. At 04:07, the flight took off from Yakutat. A position report was received from the flight by Gustavus Radio at 05:10 to the effect that the flight was cruising at 10,000 feet, 146 miles southeast of Yakutat, and that it estimated arriving over Sitka, Alaska, at 05:44. This was the last communication received from the flight. The plane was declared missing and the wreckage was never found.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "There is not sufficient evidence for the Board to make any determination as to the probable cause for this accident."

Informationsquelle:
» CAB File No. 1-0121


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Distance from Yakutat Airport, AK to Annette Island Airport, AK as the crow flies is 688 km (430 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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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 2680th loss
  • 894th Fataler Unfall
  • 136th worst accident (Zu diesem Zeitpunkt)
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