AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT REPORT: KETCHUM AIR SERVICE, INC., DEHAVILLAND BEAVER DHC-2, N64392 NEAR KIJIK, ALASKA. SEPTEMBER 12, 1975

About 1651 Alaska daylight time on September 12, 1975, a Ketchum Air Service, Inc., DeHavilland Beaver DHC-2 (N64392) crashed into a mountain side about 11 nmi north of Kijik, Alaska. The flight was being operated for the orientation and training of National Park Service employees and originated from Lake Hood, Anchorage, Alaska. The aircraft crashed while returning to Lake Hood via Lake Clark Pass, Alaska. The eight persons aboard were killed, and the aircraft was destroyed. The weather was clear, visibility was good, and there was no turbulence. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the pilot's loss of aircraft control while flying a heavily loaded aircraft at an altitude too low to effect recovery.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also NTISUB/B/104-76/005. Paper copy also available on subscription $35.00/year domestic, $45.00/year foreign.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Safety Board

    490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20594

    D.C. Bureau of Aviation Safety.

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  • Publication Date: 1976-2-25

Media Info

  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133384
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTSB-AAR-76-6, File-3-3707
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM