Damaged plane near Toksook Bay
(William Leek / November 20, 2012)
ANCHORAGE, Alaska— The tundra wind destroyed a damaged plane Friday night near Toksook Bay, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
Clint Johnson, chief of the NTSB's regional office in Anchorage, said that a Grant Aviation charter from Bethel to Toksook Bay went off the end of the right-hand side of the runway at Toksook Bay around 8 p.m. November 16 and damaged the nose gear.
The plane was a essna 207 with four people on board -- the pilot and three passengers. No one was injured.
Johnson said later that night, the wind came up and blew the plane onto the tundra, destroying it.
IDENTIFICATION Regis#: 207DF Make/Model: C207 Description: 207 (Turbo)Skywagon 207, (Turbo)Stationa Date: 11/17/2012 Time: 0500 Event Type: Incident Highest Injury: None Mid Air: N Missing: N Damage: Unknown LOCATION City: TOOKSOOK State: AK Country: US DESCRIPTION AIRCRAFT ON LANDING WENT OFF THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY, TOOKSOOK, AK INJURY DATA Total Fatal: 0 # Crew: 1 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk: # Pass: 3 Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk: # Grnd: Fat: 0 Ser: 0 Min: 0 Unk: OTHER DATA Activity: Unknown Phase: Landing Operation: OTHER FAA FSDO: ANCHORAGE, AK (AL03) Entry date: 11/19/2012