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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 29023
Last updated: 22 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE18 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft E18S
Owner/operator:Troy Air
Registration: N900TH
MSN: BA106
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Anchorage International Airport, 4 nm SW of Anchorage, Alaska -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Anchorage, AK (ANC/PANC)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The captain reported that after lift-off, the aircraft began a left roll as the undercarriage was retracted. He corrected with aileron/rudder and lowered the nose, but the aircraft rolled to the right, then back to the left. Subsequently, he landed the aircraft near the departure end of the runway with the undercarriage retracted.

The investigation found that the aircraft had been loaded to a weight of about 12,850 lb. The maximum gross weight limit for the aircraft was 11,500 lb. Also, the aircraft's C-of-G was estimated to be about 3 inches behind the aft limit. The company director reported that when the cargo shipment(s) were delivered to the company, the weight(s) were not checked prior to loading the aircraft

NOTE: The FAA registration document lists the aircraft as a "Beech E18S", but it was also a "Volpar Turboliner" - a conversion of the Beech 18 with turboprop engines. The aircraft was being operated by Troy Air at the time of the crash, but the registered owners were Kitty Hawk Charters Inc of Morristown, TN. Registration N900TH finally cancelled by the FAA on June 29 2004


1. NTSB Identification: ANC90FA027
2. FAA:

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Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
04-Mar-2016 19:16 Dr.John Smith Updated [Date, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
04-Mar-2016 19:17 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
04-Mar-2016 19:23 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Damage, Narrative]
04-Mar-2016 19:24 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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