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Date:Sunday 7 July 1985
Time:01:15 ADT
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-118A (DC-6)
Operator:Northern Pacific Transport
Registration: N2878F
MSN: 44660/627
First flight: 1955
Total airframe hrs:22655
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney R-2800-52W
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Egegik Airport, AK (EGX) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Egegik Airport, AK (EGX/PAII), United States of America
Destination airport:Kodiak Airport, AK (ADQ/PADQ), United States of America
Swerved off the runway after striking a bump near V1 speed. The aircraft collided with an embankment and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Directional control - not maintained - pilot in command
Ground loop/swerve - uncontrolled - pilot in command
Unsuitable terrain for take-off - not identified - pilot in command
Pre-flight planning/preparation - disregarded - pilot in command"

» NTSB id ANC85FA118


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Distance from Egegik Airport, AK to Kodiak Airport, AK as the crow flies is 290 km (181 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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