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Last updated: 27 January 2022
Status:Definitief
Datum:donderdag 4 november 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Pacific Alaska Air Express
Registratie: NC66637
Constructienummer: 11800
Bouwjaar: 1943
Aantal vlieguren:4320
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-S1C3-G
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 15 / inzittenden: 15
Totaal:slachtoffers: 17 / inzittenden: 17
Schade: Vermist
Gevolgen: Presumed damaged beyond repair
Plaats:van Cape Spencer, AK (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Yakutat Airport, AK (YAK/PAYA), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Annette Island Airport, AK (ANN/PANT), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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."

Bronnen:
» CAB File No. 1-0121


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Yakutat Airport, AK en Annette Island Airport, AK bedraagt 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
  • 2676e ongeval
  • 886e dodelijk ongeval
  • 136e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 306e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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