Accident Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules N906SJ, Monday 5 June 1995
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Date:Monday 5 June 1995
Type:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules
Owner/operator:Southern Air Transport
Registration: N906SJ
MSN: 4477
Year of manufacture:1972
Total airframe hrs:45737 hours
Engine model:ALLISON 501 D-22A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:Nixon Fork Mine, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Anchorage-Ted Stevens International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC)
Destination airport:Nixon Fork Mine, AK
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A Lockheed Hercules transport airplane, N906SJ, dragged its tail during landing at Nixon Fork Mine, Alaska. The airplane received substantial damage.
Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a visual flight rules flight plan was filed on the cargo flight from Anchorage.
The airplane was landing on runway 35 at Nixon Fork Mine and the approach was over a 60 foot high hill. The hill is situated at the threshold of runway 35. The pilot likely attempted to arrest the sink rate by increasing the landing flare. The airplane, N906SJ, is 18 feet longer than the other Hercules aircraft in the operator's fleet.

Failure of the pilot-in-command to assure the airplane was adequately flared for landing.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ANC95LA084
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report



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