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Estado:
Fecha:sábado 8 septiembre 1973
Hora:05:42 ADT
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DC86 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63CF
Operador:World Airways
Registración: N802WA
Numéro de série: 46146/536
Año de Construcción: 1971
Horas Totales de la Célula:10077
Motores: 4 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Total:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 6
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:cerca Cold Bay, AK (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Carga
Aeropuerto de Salida:Fairfield-Travis AFB, CA (SUU/KSUU), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Cold Bay Airport, AK (CDB/PACD), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 802
Descripción:
The DC-8, operating on cargo flight for the Military Airlift Command from Travis AFB to Clark AFB via Cold Bay and Yokota AFB. The aircraft crashed into Mount Dutton at an altitude of 3500 feet.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain's deviation from approved instrument approach procedures. As a result of the deviation the flight descended into an area of unreliable navigation signals and obstructing terrain."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 242 days (8 months)
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-74-06
Download report: Final report
Language: English


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photo of DC-8-63CF-N802WA
accident date: 08-09-1973
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63CF
registration: N802WA
photo of DC-8-63CF-N802WA
accident date: 08-09-1973
type: McDonnell Douglas DC-8-63CF
registration: N802WA
 

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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Fairfield-Travis AFB, CA to Cold Bay Airport, AK as the crow flies is 3538 km (2211 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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