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Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:vendredi 2 octobre 1964
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Steward-Davis Super Catalina (PBY-5A)
Compagnie:Alaska Coastal-Ellis Airlines
Immatriculation: N4936V
Numéro de série: 1705
Année de Fabrication:
Moteurs: 2 Wright R-2600
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 3
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 0
Total:victimes: 1 / à bord: 3
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Otter Lake, Chichagof Island, AK (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Aéroport de départ:Sitka Airport, AK (SIT/PASI), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:?
The airplane nosed in after a hard landing on the water of Otter Lake.
It was transporting supplies from Sitka to build a US Forest Service cabin that was being constructed on the shore of the lake.

The airplane was a former US Navy Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina that had been converted by Steward-Davis Inc. as a Super Catalina with upgraded Wright Cyclone R-2600 engines, a modified tail fin, a faired nose and other modifications.

Probable Cause:

copilot - improper level off
pilot in command - inadequate supervision of flight
miscellaneous acts,conditions - poorly planned approach
miscellaneous acts,conditions - aircraft came to rest in water



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