Friday, September 21, 2018

de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, N121AK: Accident occurred September 20, 2018 in Igiugig, Alaska

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

Rainbow River Lodge LLC

NTSB Identification: GAA18CA565
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, September 20, 2018 in Igiugig, AK
Aircraft: De Havilland DHC 2, registration: N121AK

NTSB investigators will use data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator, and will not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

Crashed into trees.

Date: 21-SEP-18
Time: 02:15:00Z
Regis#: N121AK
Aircraft Make: DEHAVILLAND
Aircraft Model: DHC 2
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91

Multiple people suffered "minor non-life threatening injuries" as the result of a plane crash near the Bristol Bay village of Igiugig, according to Alaska State Troopers.

AST said the Dehavilland DHC-2 float plane operated by a lodge in the area was carrying seven people when it crashed shortly after taking off Thursday afternoon.

The plane was operated by Rainbow River Lodge, AST spokesperson Megan Peters later confirmed. 

One person was transported to a local clinic for their injuries. 

The National Transportation Safety Board has been notified. No further information is available at this time. 

Igiugig is a remote village of about 50 people, situated at the mouth of the Kvichak River on Lake Iliamna and is part of the Lake and Peninsula Borough. 

Original article can be found here ➤

A plane crashed Thursday afternoon near the village of Igiugig. Alaska State Troopers say seven people were onboard the Dehavilland DHC-2, which was operated by local lodge. All survived. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, two onboard suffered minor injuries, and there was substantial damage to the aircraft. 

The National Transportation Safety Board has been notified, and troopers will continue to investigate. The cause of the crash has not been confirmed.

Original article can be found here ➤

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