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Datum:vrijdag 2 oktober 1964
Type:Silhouette image of generic CAT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Steward-Davis Super Catalina (PBY-5A)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Alaska Coastal-Ellis Airlines
Registratie: N4936V
Constructienummer: 1705
Motoren: 2 Wright R-2600
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 3
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:Otter Lake, Chichagof Island, AK (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Landing (LDG)
Soort vlucht:Vracht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Sitka Airport, AK (SIT/PASI), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:?
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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