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Status:Final
Date:Saturday 16 January 1965
Time:17:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic C82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild C-82A Packet
Operator:Interior Airways
Registration: N208M
MSN: 10163
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:near Beaver, Yukon Flats, AK (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI/PAFA), United States of America
Narrative:
The C-82A Packet operated on a ferry flight to Fairbanks, AK (FAI). The pilot had received en route sky conditions, but did not receive a weather briefing. Carburettor icing en route caused a loss of power on both engines. The pilot made a forced landing in blowing snow conditions in a remote part of Alaska, some 100 miles North of Fairbanks.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - anti-icing/deicing equipment-improper operation of/or failed to use
miscellaneous acts,conditions - ice-carburetor
FACTORS:
miscellaneous acts,conditions - failure of two or more engines
weather - conditions conducive to carb./induction system icing

Classification:
All engine powerloss
Forced landing outside airport

Sources:
» NTSB


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