Flugunfall 28 JUL 2022 einer de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Vazar Turbine Otter N320KT - Talkeetna Airport, AK (TKA)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Datum:Donnerstag 28 Juli 2022
Zeit:13:15
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DH3T model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Vazar Turbine Otter
Fluggesellschaft:Rust's Flying Service
Kennzeichen: N320KT
Werknummer: 73
Baujahr: 1955
Betriebsstunden:27466
Triebwerk: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 8
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 9
Sachschaden: Schwer beschädigt
Unfallort:Talkeetna Airport, AK (TKA) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Atqasuk-Edward Burnell Sr. Memorial Airport, AK (ATK/PATQ), USA
Flug nach:Talkeetna Airport, AK (TKA/PATK), USA
Unfallbericht:
The pilot of the tail wheel-equipped airplane reported that, during the landing roll with a crosswind, the airplane began to swerve right as the tail wheel touched the ground. The airplane then veered off the right side of the runway and collided with a ditch. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage just above the right main gear attachment. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause:

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll which resulted in a runway excursion and collision with a ditch.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 70 days (2 months)
Accident number: CEN22LA372
Download report: Summary report


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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Atqasuk-Edward Burnell Sr. Memorial Airport, AK to Talkeetna Airport, AK as the crow flies is 954 km (596 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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