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Status:Final
Date:Wednesday 10 February 1971
Time:13:05
Type:Silhouette image of generic C46 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Curtiss C-46D-10-CU Commando
Operator:Reeve Aleutian Airways
Registration: N10012
MSN: 33271
First flight: 1945
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Nondalton Airport, AK (NNL) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), United States of America
Destination airport:Nondalton Airport, AK (NNL/PANO), United States of America
Flightnumber: 012
Narrative:
After a flight from Anchorage the C-46 nosed up on touchdown on an ice covered lake. The nose section, including cockpit, broke off when the plane broke through the ice.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - improper in-flight decisions or planning
terrain - other

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Anchorage International Airport, AK to Nondalton Airport, AK as the crow flies is 294 km (184 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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