Sunday, May 28, 2017

de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, N561TA, Talkeetna Air Taxi Inc: Incident occurred May 28, 2017 in Talkeetna, Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

Talkeetna Air Taxi Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N561TA

Aircraft caught a ski while on Ruth Glacier.

Date: 28-MAY-17
Time: 20:05:00Z
Regis#: N561TA
Aircraft Make: DEHAVILLAND
Aircraft Model: DHC2
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: ON DEMAND
Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)
Operation: 135
Aircraft Operator: TALKEETNA AIR TAXI INC
City: TALKEETNA
State: ALASKA

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating after a flightseeing plane appeared to turn over on its back on Ruth Glacier around noon Sunday.

Staff with Talkeetna Air Taxi Company said the single-engine plane is part of its fleet.

Six passengers and a pilot were on board the de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

Paul Roderick with Talkeetna Air Taxi said it appears the pilot was landing and turning around to go back up the runway when the plane hit some snow.

Clint Johnson, Alaska Region Chief for the National Transportation Safety Board said four people have minor injuries from the incident. Roderick said he believes the injuries include bumps and bruises.

Johnson said the plane is wheel ski equipped. 

Original article can be found here: http://www.ktuu.com

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