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Alaska, TurboBeaver CFIT (sort of)

Old 11th Jul 2018, 19:37
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Alaska, Turbo Otter CFIT (sort of)

No fatalities, minimal injuries. Impact with rising terrain at 2000 ft, but looks like the pilot managed to mush it in, also using floats as expendable "EMAS" for minimum impact force. Well-controlled flight into terrain. Unclear if engine failure was a factor.

N3952B, apparently

Operated by Taquan Air.


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Old 11th Jul 2018, 20:32
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Tricky weather for helicopter rescue: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-44799373
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Old 11th Jul 2018, 23:57
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Turbo Otter not Turbo Beaver.
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Old 12th Jul 2018, 03:03
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Yep - I fixed the small title on my post earlier, but can't change the main headline for the thread.
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Old 14th Jul 2018, 19:10
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Engine failure not a factor. The pilot doesn't quite come out and say it, but reading between the lines of what he did say, he lost visual contact with the ground in poor visibility, and climbed, he either saw the rocks at the last second and yanked back to lessen the crash, of they simply got lucky and hit the rocks at a favorable angle and low airspeed (He was climbing, that much is clear, so airspeed would be less than normal cruise)
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