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Crash of a Beechcraft B200 King Air off Dutch Harbor

Date & Time: Jan 16, 2020 at 0800 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N547LM
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Dutch Harbor - Adak
MSN:
BB-1642
YOM:
1998
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
2
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Shortly after takeoff from runway 31 at Dutch Harbor Airport (Unalaska), the twin engine airplane lost height and crashed into the Unalaska Bay, between the airport and Hog Island. All three occupants, one pilot, a nurse and a paramedic, were quickly rescued and slightly injured. The aircraft was en route to Adak to pick a patient.

Crash of a Grumman G-21A Goose in Pacific Ocean: 2 killed

Date & Time: Aug 11, 1996 at 1615 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N660PA
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Dutch Harbor-Anderson Bay
MSN:
B138
YOM:
1945
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
20000
Captain / Total hours on type:
8000.00
Aircraft flight hours:
13381

Crash of a Grumman G-21A Goose off Dutch Harbor: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jan 23, 1981
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N95468
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Nikolski – Dutch Harbor
MSN:
1140
YOM:
1942
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
16068
Captain / Total hours on type:
237.00
Circumstances:
En route from Nikolski to Dutch Harbor on a taxi mail flight, the twin engine seaplane crashed in unknown circumstances into the sea off Dutch Harbor. Pieces from a wing were found floating on water while the main wreckage and the two occupants were not found.
Probable cause:
The exact cause of the accident could not be determined.
Final Report:

Crash of a Learjet 24D in Dutch Harbor

Date & Time: Dec 2, 1979 at 1621 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N300JA
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Dutch Harbor - Anchorage
MSN:
24-282
YOM:
1974
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
15756
Captain / Total hours on type:
5000.00
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll at Dutch Harbor Airport, the airplane swerved then collided with rocks and the right side of the runway. The crew aborted the takeoff procedure but the airplane went out of control and crashed in flames. All six occupants were injured, three of them seriously. The aircraft was destroyed by fire.
Probable cause:
Swerve on takeoff run and subsequent collision with objects after the crew selected an unsuitable terrain. The following contributing factors were reported:
- The crew delayed action in aborting takeoff,
- Inadequate snow removal from runway on part of the airport supervisory personnel,
- Wet runway,
- Ice/slush on runway,
- Poorly maintained runway surface,
- Soft runway.
Final Report:

Crash of a Volpar Turboliner II (G18S) in Dutch Harbor: 5 killed

Date & Time: Jul 22, 1976 at 0905 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N600WA
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Cold Bay - Dutch Harbor
MSN:
BA-463
YOM:
1959
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
5
Captain / Total flying hours:
15868
Captain / Total hours on type:
3605.00
Circumstances:
On approach to Dutch Harbor, the crew encountered poor weather conditions. On final, the twin engine airplane was too low and struck the ground few miles short of runway and crashed. The aircraft was destroyed and all five occupants were killed.
Probable cause:
Controlled flight into terrain on final approach following improper IFR operation. The following contributing factors were reported:
- Low ceiling,
- Rain,
- Fog,
- CLGS below 1,000 feet,
- Areas of visibility below 3 miles in drizzle and fog.
Final Report:

Crash of a Beechcraft 65-90 King Air off Akutan Island

Date & Time: Apr 17, 1976 at 1020 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N2400X
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kenai - Dutch Harbor
MSN:
LJ-18
YOM:
1965
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
6350
Captain / Total hours on type:
61.00
Circumstances:
While flying along the Aleutian Islands on a charter flight from Kenai to Dutch Harbor, the crew realized his fuel reserve was low and decided to reduce his altitude and to ditch the aircraft off Akutan Island. All five occupants were quickly rescued while the aircraft was lost.
Probable cause:
Inadequate preflight preparation on part of the crew. The following contributing factors were reported:
- Improper in-flight decisions,
- Mismanagement of fuel,
- Miscalculation of fuel consumption,
- Airways facilities,
- Pilot ditched the aircraft due to low fuel state,
- Driftwood Bay beacon inoperative due to antenna damage.
Final Report:

Crash of a Douglas R4D-1 in Dutch Harbor: 10 killed

Date & Time: Jul 2, 1943
Operator:
Registration:
01990
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Site:
Schedule:
Dutch Harbor - Dutch Harbor
MSN:
4554
YOM:
1942
Crew on board:
10
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
10
Circumstances:
Six minutes after take off from Dutch Harbor Airport, while climbing, the aircraft crashed on Mt Table Top. All ten crew members were killed.

Crash of a Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina off Dutch Harbor: 2 killed

Date & Time: Jun 16, 1943
Operator:
Registration:
7290
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Dutch Harbor - Dutch Harbor
Crew on board:
6
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Crashed in unknown circumstances into the sea off Dutch Harbor, killing two crew members and injuring four others.

Crash of a Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina in Dutch Harbor

Date & Time: Apr 23, 1942
Operator:
Registration:
7286
Flight Phase:
Crew on board:
0
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
Crashed and burned on take off. Crew fate unknown.