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Status:Definitief
Datum:zaterdag 22 juli 1978
Tijd:08:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Maxson Aviation
Registratie: N26641
Constructienummer: 134
Bouwjaar: 1955
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 0
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 1
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:nabij Kotzebue, AK (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse charter
Vliegveld van vertrek:Kotzebue Airport, AK (OTZ/PAOT), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Red Dog Airport, AK (RDB/PADG), Verenigde Staten
Beschrijving:
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

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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Kotzebue Airport, AK en Red Dog Airport, AK bedraagt 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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