Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2010 Issue

August 9, 2010, Aleknagik, Alaska,, deHavilland DHC-3 Otter

The single engine, turbine-powered, amphibious float-equipped airplane sustained substantial damage at about 1445 Alaska time when it impacted mountainous tree-covered terrain. Of the nine people aboard, the airline transport pilot and four passengers died at the scene. Four passengers sustained serious injuries. At the time of the accident, marginal visual conditions were reported at an airport about 18 miles south of the accident site.

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