Crash-aerien 21 JAN 2003 d'un de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200 N206EH - Kipnuk Airport, AK (KPN)
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Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:mardi 21 janvier 2003
Heure:10:00
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
Compagnie:ERA Aviation
Immatriculation: N206EH
Numéro de série: 194
Année de Fabrication: 1969
Heures de vol:46564
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 2
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 8
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 10
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:Kipnuk Airport, AK (KPN) (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Bethel Airport, AK (BET/PABE), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:Kipnuk Airport, AK (KPN/PAKI), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Numéro de vol: 863
Détails:
The captain said that he was landing the airplane on runway 33 with a 15-knot crosswind from his right (about 050 degrees magnetic). During the landing roll, the airplane drifted too far to the left on the ice and frost-covered runway and encountered a snow berm. The collision with the snow berm fractured the nose wheel fork, and a portion of the fork subsequently damaged the fuselage just aft of the nose wheel. Field repairs were made at Kipnuk, and the airplane was ferried to the operator's main repair base in Anchorage.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain's inadequate compensation for crosswind conditions, and his failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll on an icy runway, which resulted in an excursion from the runway and collision with a snow berm. Contributing factors in the accident are a crosswind, an icy runway, and a snow berm."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 183 days (6 months)
Accident number: ANC03LA024
Download report: Summary report

Sources:
» NTSB


Photos

photo of DHC-6-Twin-Otter-200-N206EH
accident date: 21-01-2003
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
registration: N206EH
 

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 Bethel Airport, AK et Kipnuk Airport, AK est de 152 km (95 miles).

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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