ASN Aircraft accident Lockheed L-188AF Electra N283F Prudhoe Bay/Deadhorse Airport, AK (SCC)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Wednesday 30 April 1975
Type:Silhouette image of generic L188 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-188AF Electra
Operator:Zantop International Airlines
Registration: N283F
MSN: 1089
First flight: 1959-08-29 (15 years 8 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Prudhoe Bay/Deadhorse Airport, AK (SCC) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Fairbanks International Airport, AK (FAI/PAFA), United States of America
Destination airport:Prudhoe Bay/Deadhorse Airport, AK (SCC/PASC), United States of America
The Electra freighter landed heavily 1000 feet down the runway in poor weather conditions consisting of snow and a cloud ceiling at 500 feet.
, causing the left wing to detach. The aircraft continued and came to rest inverted 183 m after touchdown and 30 m to the left of the runway.

Probable Cause:

copilot - improper level off
pilot in command - failed to initiate go-around
pilot in command - inadequate supervision of flight
weather - low ceiling
weather - fog
weather - snow

» NTSB File # 1-0018


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Distance from Fairbanks International Airport, AK to Prudhoe Bay/Deadhorse Airport, AK as the crow flies is 594 km (371 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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