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Last updated: 16 September 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Donnerstag 24 April 1975
Zeit:12:20
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander
Fluggesellschaft:Munz Northern Airlines
Kennzeichen: N591JA
Werknummer: 57
Baujahr: 1969-03-06 (6 years 2 months)
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Tin City Airport, AK (TNC) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Nome Airport, AK (OME/PAOM), USA
Flug nach:Tin City Airport, AK (TNC/PATC), USA
Unfallbericht:
The aircraft hit a steep bluff short of the runway due to downdrafts gusting to 30 kts.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - misjudged distance and altitude
pilot in command - continued VFR flight into adverse weather conditions
pilot in command - delayed in initiating go-around
weather - downdraft,updrafts
FACTORS:
weather - snow
terrain - high obstructions

Informationsquelle:
» NTSB
» Thomas Brügge
» World Directory of Airliner Crashes


Fotos

photo of BN-2A-Islander-N591JA
accident date: 24-04-1975
type: Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander
registration: N591JA
photo of BN-2A-Islander-N591JA
accident date: 24-04-1975
type: Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander
registration: N591JA
photo of BN-2A-Islander-N591JA
accident date: 24-04-1975
type: Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander
registration: N591JA
photo of BN-2A-Islander-N591JA
accident date: 24-04-1975
type: Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander
registration: N591JA
 

Map
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 Nome Airport, AK to Tin City Airport, AK as the crow flies is 164 km (102 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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