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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Fecha:miércoles 13 mayo 1987
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C119 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Kaiser-Frazer C-119L Flying Boxcar
Operador:Northern Pacific Transport
Registración: N8504X
Numéro de série: 245
Año de Construcción:
Horas Totales de la Célula:7982
Motores: 2 Wright R-3350-89B
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 3
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 5
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Shageluk, AK (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Aeropuerto de Salida:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Shageluk Airport, AK (SHX/PAHX), Estados Unidos de América
The airplane was destabilized by a slight vertical air movement on approach. The pilot touched the airplane down short of the runway, collapsing the landing gear before sliding off the strip into adjacent tundra.

The aircraft was chartered to fly in supplies to rebuild a school at Shageluk, which had been destroyed by a fire. After the accident, the aircraft was bought by a local for $1. The fuselage is since in use as a workshop.

Probable Cause:

compensation for wind conditions..inadequate..pilot in command
go-around..not performed..pilot in command
weather condition..downdraft

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 2 months
Accident number: ANC87LA069
Download report: Summary report

» Take a tour of an old military plane turned workshop in rural Alaska (, 21 June 2016)


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Distance from Anchorage International Airport, AK to Shageluk Airport, AK as the crow flies is 524 km (327 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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