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Datum:Donnerstag 20 März 1986
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-4A Caribou
Fluggesellschaft:Woods Air Service
Kennzeichen: N539Y
Werknummer: 197
Baujahr: 1964
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-2000-7M2
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Lime Village, AK (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Palmer Municipal Airport, AK (PAQ/PAAQ), USA
Flug nach:Lime Village Airport, AK (LVD), USA
The aircraft pitched up, rolled left, crashed into trees and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

- Airspeed(Vs)..Improper..Pilot in command
- Stall..Inadvertent..Pilot in command
Contributing Factors
- In-flight planning/decision..Improper..Pilot in command
- Altitude..Inadequate..Pilot in command
- Go-around..Attempted..Pilot in command

» ICAO Adrep Summary 5/88 (#24)


photo of DHC-4A-Caribou-N539Y
accident date: 20-03-1986
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-4A Caribou
registration: N539Y

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 Palmer Municipal Airport, AK to Lime Village Airport, AK as the crow flies is 336 km (210 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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