Date & Time: Jul 8, 1974 at 1250 LT
Type of aircraft:
Armstrong Whitworth AW.650 Argosy
Landing (descent or approach)
Galena - Point Hope
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Captain / Total hours on type:
Upon landing at Point Hope Airport, one of the main landing gear collapsed. The airplane slid on the ground, veered off runway and came to rest. All three crew members escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Gear collapsed upon landing due to fatigue fracture and stress corrosion cracking.