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Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Samstag 22 Juli 1978
Zeit:08:00
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Fluggesellschaft:Maxson Aviation
Kennzeichen: N26641
Werknummer: 134
Baujahr: 1955
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Kotzebue, AK (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Kotzebue Airport, AK (OTZ/PAOT), USA
Flug nach:Red Dog Airport, AK (RDB/PADG), USA
Unfallbericht:
Collided with the ground following engine problems.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
pilot in command - improper operation of powerplant & powerplant controls
miscellaneous acts,conditions - anti-icing/deicing equipment-improper operation of/or failed to use
miscellaneous acts,conditions - ice-carburetor
FACTOR(S):
weather - conditions conducive to carb./induction system icing
partial power loss - partial loss of power - 1 engine
weather briefing - briefed by flight service personnel, by phone
weather forecast - forecast substantially correct
emergency circumstances - forced landing off airport on land

Informationsquelle:
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Distance from Kotzebue Airport, AK to Red Dog Airport, AK as the crow flies is 127 km (80 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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