Accident Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3A-200 N20086, Monday 13 July 1992
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Date:Monday 13 July 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic SC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3A-200
Owner/operator:Arctic Circle Air Service
Registration: N20086
MSN: SH.1918
Year of manufacture:1973
Total airframe hrs:6390 hours
Engine model:Garrett TPE331-2-201A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Bethel Airport, AK (BET) -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Bethel Airport, AK (BET/PABE)
Destination airport:Chevak Airport, AK (VAK/PAVA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Inadequate cargo restraint caused balance problems on takeoff, resulting in a very nose high attitude. The Skyvan banked right and left, crashed and caught fire. The certificated max. gross weight was exceeded by 324.8lb.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Inadequate security of the cargo which shifted rearward during the takeoff roll. Factors which contributed to the accident were: the over gross weight condition, and the improper alteration of the tie down rings by the overhauling maintenance facility."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ANC92FA106
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 4 months
Download report: Final report


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photo (c) via Werner Fischdick; Penang International Airport (PEN); March 1981

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