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Status:Final
Date:Saturday 6 September 1969
Time:01:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 100
Operator:Interior Airways
Registration: N2711N
MSN: 38
First flight: 1967
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Sagwon, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI/PAFA), United States of America
Destination airport:Sagwon Airport, AK (SAG), United States of America
Narrative:
The Twin Otter contacted the ground and crashed while in a 30-degree bank.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - improper IFR operation
weather - low ceiling
weather briefing - briefing received-method unknown
weather forecast - weather considerably worse than forecast

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Fairbanks International Airport, AK to Sagwon Airport, AK as the crow flies is 503 km (315 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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