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Last updated: 16 September 2021
Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:jeudi 23 juin 1994
Heure:20:15 ADT
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DHC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
Compagnie:Wings of Alaska
Immatriculation: N13GA 
Numéro de série: 179
Année de Fabrication: 1956
Heures de vol:7672
Moteurs: 1 Pratt & Whitney R-1340
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 7 / à bord: 10
Total:victimes: 7 / à bord: 11
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:Taku Inlet, AK (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Charter National
Aéroport de départ:Taku Lodge-Taku SPB, AK (TKL), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Juneau Harbor Seaplane Base, AK, Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Détails:
Five aircraft departed a lodge, one behind the other. Fog and drizzle were encountered, and the pilot of the first aircraft radioed to the pilots of the other aircraft to cross the river to the east shoreline. A passenger in the fourth aircraft (N13GA) stated that when the aircraft was over the middle of the river, she could not see either shore due to fog. The pilot of N13GA (a floatplane) stated that he encountered deteriorating weather & started a descent, intending to make a precautionary landing. He began to level, expecting conditions to improve. Subsequently, the floatplane hit the surface of 'glassy water' and crashed.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "VFR flight by the pilot into instrument meteorological conditions (IMC), and his failure to maintain altitude (clearance) above the surface of the river. Factors related to the accident were: the adverse weather conditions, and the surface condition of the river (glassy water)."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 years
Accident number: ANC94FA070
Download report: Final report

Sources:
» NTSB


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Plan
Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Taku Lodge-Taku SPB, AK et Juneau Harbor Seaplane Base, AK est de 34 km (21 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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