Date & Time: Feb 12, 1939
Type of aircraft:
Fairchild 71
Operator:
Registration:
NC9777
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Ketchikan – Juneau
MSN:
618
YOM:
1929
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
5
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
While approaching Juneau from the south, the pilot encountered poor weather and low visibility due to snow falls. The single engine aircraft hit tree tops and eventually crashed in a dense wooded area located some 32 km south of Juneau. SAR operations did not find any trace of the aircraft and all search were suspended after few days. One month later, trappers found the wreckage and the dead bodies of the six occupants.