Accident Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3M N1906, Thursday 3 May 2012
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Date:Thursday 3 May 2012
Time:09:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic SC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3M
Owner/operator:Ryan Air Inc
Registration: N1906
MSN: SH1906
Year of manufacture:1972
Total airframe hrs:9970 hours
Engine model:Honeywell TPE331-2-201A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Chefornak, Alaska -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Bethel Airport, AK (BET/PABE)
Destination airport:Chefornak SPB, AK (CYF/PACK)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot was landing on a narrow gravel runway adjacent to a gravel road. He reported that both the road and runway were covered with snow and that flat light conditions made it difficult to discern between the two surfaces. He inadvertently landed to the left of the runway on the rough road, which resulted in structural damage to the nose landing gear bulkhead.

Probable Cause: The pilot's misidentification of a nearby snow-covered road as the snow-covered runway in flat light conditions.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ANC12CA036
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report




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