Accident NAMC YS-11A-621 N169RV, Tuesday 16 February 1982
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Date:Tuesday 16 February 1982
Type:Silhouette image of generic YS11 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
NAMC YS-11A-621
Owner/operator:Reeve Aleutian Airways
Registration: N169RV
MSN: 2169
Year of manufacture:1973
Total airframe hrs:4385 hours
Cycles:3239 flights
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Dart 532-10K
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 39
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial, repaired
Location:near King Salmon Airport, AK (AKN) -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC)
Destination airport:King Salmon Airport, AK (AKN/PAKN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Reeve Aleutian Airways Flight 60, an YS-11A, with 36 passengers and 3 crewmembers onboard, made an emergency gear-up landing on the frozen Naknek River adjacent to the King Salmon Airport, Alaska, following the loss of power in both engines. The airplane was damaged substantially, and one crewmember, two passengers, and two firefighters suffered minor injuries during the evacuation, firefighting, and rescue activities.

Probable Cause: "The loss of power in the right engine due to the freezing of water in the fuel filter after the fuel heaters were turned off in accordance with the before-landing checklist, and the loss of power due to the destruction of the left-engine turbine from overtemperature due to excessive fuel flow for undetermined reasons."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: NTSB-AAR-82-14
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 9 months
Download report: Final report



photo (c) U. Schaefer, Frank Ellemers Collection; Anchorage International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC); 18 June 1984

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