Accident Armstrong Whitworth AW-650 Argosy 101 N891U, Sunday 19 May 1974
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Date:Sunday 19 May 1974
Time:09:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic aw65 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Armstrong Whitworth AW-650 Argosy 101
Owner/operator:United States Department of Interior
Registration: N891U
MSN: 6655
Year of manufacture:1959
Engine model:Rolls-Royce Dart 526
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed, written off
Category:Accident
Location:Anchorage-Campbell Airstrip, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:Anchorage-Campbell Airstrip, AK
Destination airport:Aniak Airport, AK (ANI/PANI)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
Takeoff from runway 20 was aborted because the aircraft was unable to get airborne. The Argosy overran by 630 m and ended up in a wooded area, catching fire. It appeared that the takeoff was attempted with the external gust-locks installed on the elevator.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - inadequate preflight preparation and/or planning
miscellaneous acts,conditions - gust locks engaged
FACTOR:
copilot - lack of familiarity with aircraft

Accident investigation:
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ANC74AA073
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report

Sources:

NTSB

Location

Images:


photo (c) Bob Garrard; Detroit-Willow Run Airport, MI (YIP/KYIP); June 1970

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