Accident Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-200 N64AC, Saturday 31 December 1977
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Date:Saturday 31 December 1977
Time:09:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic SC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-200
Owner/operator:Gifford Aviation
Registration: N64AC
MSN: SH.1849
Year of manufacture:1968
Engine model:Garrett TPE331-2-201A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Toksook Bay, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Bethel Airport, AK (BET/PABE)
Destination airport:Toksook Bay Airport, AK (OOK/PAOO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The Skyvan struck the ground during a go-around in whiteout conditions.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - continued VFR flight into adverse weather conditions
pilot in command - misjudged altitude
pilot in command - delayed in initiating go-around
miscellaneous acts,conditions - whiteout
FACTORS:
weather - low ceiling
weather - fog
weather briefing - briefed by flight service personnel, by phone
weather forecast - unknown/not reported

Accident investigation:
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ANC78DA008
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB

Images:


photo (c) S Schaef; Toksook Bay, AK; 1978

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