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Fecha:lunes 28 abril 2008
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DH3T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Texas Turbine Otter
Operador:Talkeetna Air Taxi
Registración: N565TA
Numéro de série: 46
Año de Construcción: 1954
Motores: 1 Garrett TPE331
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 1
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 7
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 8
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:100 km (62.5 milles) NW of Talkeetna, AK (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Talkeetna Airport, AK (TKA/PATK), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:?
The commercial pilot related that he was transporting mountain climbers to a remote mountain glacier, and was landing the wheel-ski-equipped airplane in deep snow. During the landing roll, he said he felt a slight bump, and stopped the airplane. Inspection disclosed that the tail ski had become buried in deep snow during a turn, breaking the tail ski attachment bracket, which resulted in the ski puncturing the lower fuselage and damaging a structural bulkhead. The pilot stated that there were no preaccident mechanical problems with the airplane.

Probable Cause:

Probable cause: The pilot's selection of an unsuitable landing site, which resulted in an overload failure of the tail ski assembly during the landing roll.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 93 days (3 months)
Accident number: ANC08CA065
Download report: Final report
Language: English



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