ASN Aircraft accident Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation N174W Barrow-Point Barrow Airport, AK (PBA)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Tuesday 5 May 1970
Type:Silhouette image of generic CONI model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-1049H Super Constellation
Operator:North Slope Supply Comp
Registration: N174W
MSN: 4636
First flight: 1956
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Barrow-Point Barrow Airport, AK (PBA) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI/PAFA), United States of America
Destination airport:Barrow-Point Barrow Airport, AK (PBA), United States of America
The Constellation undershot the runway on landing and collided with a snow bank. This caused the left main gear to collapse and the left wing and tail to fail.
Weather was poor: blowing snow and poor visibility.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - misjudged distance,speed,and altitude
terrain - snow-covered
weather - snow
airports/airways/facilities - airport conditions: snow on runway


» NTSB File 3-1076


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