Date & Time: Jan 17, 2007 at 1550 LT
Type of aircraft:
Douglas C-54 Skymaster
Operator:
Registration:
N82FA
Flight Phase:
Flight
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Fairbanks-Nixon Fork Mine
MSN:
35960
YOM:
1945
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
2750
Captain / Total hours on type:
1550
Aircraft flight hours:
28933
Circumstances:
The crew was making a cargo flight to Nixon Fork Mine with 3,000 gallons of heating fuel. En route, one of the engine caught fire and the crew elected to divert to Nenana airport. A forced landing was carried out 8 km west of Nenana airport. Both occupants were uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.