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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 146414
Last updated: 29 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 1900C
Owner/operator:Alaska Central Express Inc.
Registration: N111AX
MSN: UC-81
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:McGrath, AK (Nixon Fork Mine) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Anchorage, AK (PANC)
Destination airport:McGrath, AK (AK40)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot was landing on a gravel runway. He said that a hill was located in the flight path to the runway, which required a steeper-than-normal approach. The pilot said he misjudged the wind and the rate of descent on final approach. He overrotated in the flare, and the airplane’s tail struck the ground, resulting in substantial damage to the lower aft fuselage. He said that there were no preaccident mechanical anomalies with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's unstable approach and overrotation, which resulted in a tailstrike.


FAA register:
AirNav airport info:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

17 Dec 2007 N111AX Alaska Central Express 0 Aniak, AK non
18 Oct 2010 N111AX Alaska Central Express Inc 0 15 nm miles from the Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport (PASI), Sitka, AK sub



Photo of N111AX courtesy

Anchorage - Ted Stevens International (PANC / ANC)
2 May 2009; (c) F Seggie

Revision history:

20-Jun-2012 17:47 Geno Added
29-Aug-2012 03:20 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Nature]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:41 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
02-Jan-2019 14:00 aaronwk Updated [Location, Source]

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