Loss of control Accident Douglas C-47A-DK (DC-3) N91016, Saturday 29 May 1965
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Date:Saturday 29 May 1965
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Douglas C-47A-DK (DC-3)
Owner/operator:Reeve Aleutian Airways
Registration: N91016
MSN: 11853
Year of manufacture:1943
Total airframe hrs:24137 hours
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Location:Nikolski Air Force Station, AK (IKO) -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Nikolski Air Force Station, AK (IKO/PAKO)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
A sudden wind gust (crosswind component estimated to be 28 kts) caused a premature lift-off on takeoff. The aircraft stalled and crashed.

weather - sudden windshift
weather briefing - unknown/not reported
weather forecast - unknown/not reported

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ANC65A0052
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 month
Download report: Final report


NTSB File 1-0017



photo (c) K. Jorgensen; Nikolski Air Force Station, AK (IKO); August 2004

photo (c) K. Jorgensen; Nikolski Air Force Station, AK (IKO); August 2004

photo (c) Daniel Kharitonov; Nikolski Air Force Station, AK (IKO); 30 August 2017

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