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Last updated: 26 January 2022
Estado:Final
Fecha:jueves 4 noviembre 1948
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-DK (DC-3)
Operador:Pacific Alaska Air Express
Registración: NC66637
Numéro de série: 11800
Año de Construcción: 1943
Horas Totales de la Célula:4320
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S1C3-G
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 15 / Ocupantes: 15
Total:Fatalidades: 17 / Ocupantes: 17
Daños en la Aeronave: Desaparecido
Consecuencias: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Ubicación:de la costa de Cape Spencer, AK (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Yakutat Airport, AK (YAK/PAYA), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Annette Island Airport, AK (ANN/PANT), Estados Unidos de América
Descripción:
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."

Fuentes:
» 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).

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Douglas DC-3

  • ca 13.000 built
  • 2676th loss
  • 886th accidente fatal
  • 136th worst accident (a la hora)
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