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Statuts:Enquête Officielle
Date:lundi 28 avril 2008
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic DH3T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Texas Turbine Otter
Compagnie:Talkeetna Air Taxi
Immatriculation: N565TA
Numéro de série: 46
Année de Fabrication: 1954
Moteurs: 1 Garrett TPE331
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 7
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 8
Dégats de l'appareil: Substantiels
Conséquences: Repaired
Lieu de l'accident:100 km (62.5 milles) NW of Talkeetna, AK (   Etats-Unis d'Amérique)
Phase de vol: A l'atterrissage (LDG)
Nature:Charter National
Aéroport de départ:Talkeetna Airport, AK (TKA/PATK), Etats-Unis d'Amérique
Aéroport de destination:?
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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