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Status:Final
Date:Monday 31 January 1977
Time:14:16
Type:Chase YC-122C Avitruc
Operator:TransNorthern Aviation
Registration: N5904V
MSN:
First flight: 1950
Engines: 2 Wright R-1820
Crew:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), United States of America
Destination airport:Nome Airport, AK (OME/PAOM), United States of America
Narrative:
The YC-122 stalled and crashed shortly after takeoff.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
pilot in command - failed to obtain/maintain flying speed
miscellaneous acts,conditions - airframe ice

Classification:
Icing
Loss of control

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Distance from Anchorage International Airport, AK to Nome Airport, AK as the crow flies is 858 km (536 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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