Accident Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-200 N30GA, Friday 1 September 1995
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Date:Friday 1 September 1995
Type:Silhouette image of generic SC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-200
Owner/operator:North Star Air Cargo
Registration: N30GA
MSN: SH.1839
Year of manufacture:1968
Total airframe hrs:15798 hours
Engine model:Garrett TPE331-2-201A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:10 km S of Farewell, AK -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Farewell Airport, AK (FWL/PAFW)
Destination airport:Anchorage-Merrill Field, AK (MRI/PAMR)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Skyvan N30GA, flying to Anchorage in IMC conditions with a VFR flight plan, collided with the north facing slope of a mountain slope, about 200 feet below the ridgeline at an altitude of 4800 feet. Weather was bad with low ceilings (about 1800 feet overcast), mountain obscuration, rain, fog and icing in clouds and precipitation.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's continued VFR flight into instrument meteorological conditions. The weather was a factor."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ANC95LA158
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report


ICAO Adrep Summary 2/96 (#82)
Scramble 200(19)

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