Accident Douglas C-47A-DL (DC-3C) N19454, Tuesday 23 January 2001
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Date:Tuesday 23 January 2001
Time:21:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-DL (DC-3C)
Owner/operator:Majestic Air Cargo
Registration: N19454
MSN: 13863
Year of manufacture:1943
Total airframe hrs:55877 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Eider Point, AK -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Unalaska Airport, AK (DUT/PADU)
Destination airport:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
DC-3 N19454, owned by Southcentral Air but reportedly operating on a flight for Majestic Air Cargo, departed Unalaska Island for a cargo flight to Anchorage.
The plane was carrying 2,350 pounds of fresh cod milt, or cod sperm, from Trident Seafoods. Somewhere between 8 pm and 11 pm a fisherman spotted the wreckage of the plane at the 1,500 foot level on Table Top Mountain near Eider Point, AK. Weather was poor in the area with heavy snowfall.
The aircraft's construction number probably is 13863, although the FAA lists the plane as 25309.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The airplane flightcrew's failure to maintain adequate distance/altitude from mountainous terrain during a departure climb to cruise flight, and the captain's impairment from drugs. Factors in the accident were dark night conditions, and the first officer's impairment from drugs."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ANC01FA033
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 9 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

Anchorage Daily News
FAA
NTSB

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Images:


photo (c) Lukas Lusser; Kenai Airport, AK (ENA); 1999

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