June 1, 2010, Anchorage, Alaska, Cessna U206F


At 1705 Alaska time, the airplane crashed one mile west of its departure airport. A post-impact fire ensued. Visual conditions prevailed. The commercial pilot and three passengers were seriously injured. One passenger, a four-year-old child, was fatally injured.

Multiple witnesses observed the accident airplane depart. One witness commented the airplane appeared to be “laboring” and possibly had an aft center of gravity or was very heavy. Another witness stated it was extremely nose-high and tail-low, and was not climbing. The airplane entered a slight right turn and began to lose altitude before impacting an empty parking lot and an unoccupied office building. The airplanes cargo was documented and weighed. The cargo consisted of 55 pieces of lumber, ceramic tile, groceries, clothing and personal effects.


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