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Last updated: 18 January 2022
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Datum:Donnerstag 22 Juli 1976
Zeit:09:05
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B18T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Volpar Turboliner II
Fluggesellschaft:Winship Air Services
Kennzeichen: N600WA
Werknummer: BA-463
Baujahr:
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 5 / Insassen: 5
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Dutch Harbor, AK (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Privat
Flug von:Cold Bay Airport, AK (CDB/PACD), USA
Flug nach:Dutch Harbor NAS, AK (DUT/PADU), USA
Unfallbericht:
The airplane impacted the ground in poor visibility conditions.

The aircraft, a Volpar Turboliner II cargo plane, was a stretched turbine conversion of a Beechcraft G18S. The conversion was carried out in 1974.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
pilot in command - improper IFR operation
FACTOR(S)
weather - low ceiling
weather - rain
weather - fog



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Distance from Cold Bay Airport, AK to Dutch Harbor NAS, AK as the crow flies is 284 km (177 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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