Thursday, December 26, 2019

Pilatus PC-12/45, N642SF: Incident occurred December 24, 2019 near Koliganek Airport (PAJZ), Alaska

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

Aircraft made forced gear up landing on frozen lake.

Coastal Recovery LLC

https://registry.faa.gov/N642SF

Date: 24-DEC-19
Time: 23:45:00Z
Regis#: N642SF
Aircraft Make: PILATUS
Aircraft Model: PC12
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: KOLIGANEK
State: ALASKA

A plane carrying Medevac Alaska crew members made an emergency landing on a frozen lake in a remote part of Southwest Alaska on Christmas Eve, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

The single-engine plane transported a patient on a chartered medical flight from Anchorage to the Nushagak River village of New Stuyahok on Tuesday afternoon, NTSB Alaska chief Clint Johnson said. The plane left New Stuyahok around 2:30 p.m. and the pilot reported engine failure about 15 minutes later, Johnson said.

The Pilatus PC-12 plane made an emergency landing on a frozen lake about 8 miles east of Koliganek, north of New Stuyahok, according to Johnson. The pilot and two Medevac Alaska crew members were not injured. Johnson did not identify the company that was operating the plane Thursday afternoon.

The frozen lake was in a remote area, Johnson said. A good Samaritan helicopter from Dillingham, about 70 miles away, picked up the three people from the lake and Johnson said they were back in Anchorage by 11:30 p.m.

Johnson said the NTSB is working with the plane’s operator to determine the extent of damage and investigate what caused the emergency landing.

On Nov. 29, two Medevac Alaska crew members and a Security Aviation pilot were killed in a crash on the Kenai Peninsula. Two companies had earlier turned down the flight on the day of the crash due to weather concerns.


Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.adn.com


No injuries are reported following a second crash of a flight involving Medevac Alaska in less than a month.

Tuesday's crash took place near Koliganek.

National Transportation Safety Board Alaska Chief Clint Johnson said it happened while on the flight back to Anchorage. 

The pilot and two crew members dropped off a patient at New Stuyahok when the aircraft lost power.

"[The pilot] was unable to get the engine re-started, declared an emergency with Anchorage Center, tried to get into Koliganek," Johnson said. "Unfortunately was not able to make it, made an emergency landing onto a frozen lake bed, gear up, and that's where the airplane ended up."

Johnson said a good Samaritan in a helicopter from Dillingham rescued the plane's occupants, who had no serious injuries.

Resolve Aviation handled the flight.

No one from the company or Medevac Alaska would comment on the crash.

Three people died in the November 29th crash that involved a flight from Security Aviation. It flew a crew from the Medevac Alaska team to Seward from Anchorage when it went down near Cooper Landing.

Original article can be found here ➤ https://www.ktva.com

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  1. Time (EST) Latitude Longitude Course kts mph feet Rate Reporting Facility
    Tue 18:25:00 Departure (KNW / PANW) @ Tuesday 14:25:00 AKST Anchorage Center
    Tue 18:27:49 59.5000 -157.0333 → 68° 180 207 4,900 Level Anchorage Center
    Tue 18:28:49 59.5167 -156.9500 → 73° 180 207 6,300 1,400 Climbing Anchorage Center
    Tue 18:29:49 59.5500 -156.8500 ↗ 57° 190 219 7,700 1,645 Climbing Anchorage Center
    Tue 18:30:12 59.5729 -156.8225 ↗ 60° 212 244 8,575 1,959 Climbing FlightAware ADS-B (PAKN)
    Tue 18:30:38 59.5859 -156.7778 ↗ 60° 212 244 9,300 1,400 Climbing FlightAware ADS-B (PAKN)
    Tue 18:31:27 59.6093 -156.6956 ↗ 61° 216 249 10,325 604 Climbing FlightAware ADS-B (PAKN)
    Tue 18:32:00 59.6238 -156.6433 ↗ 60° 180 207 10,125 -1,190 Descending FlightAware ADS-B (PAKN)
    Tue 18:34:02 59.6715 -156.6164 ← 274° 137 158 7,250 -1,366 Descending FlightAware ADS-B (PAKN)
    Tue 18:34:37 59.6745 -156.6588 ← 278° 134 154 6,550 -978 Descending FlightAware ADS-B (PAKN)
    Tue 18:35:11 59.6768 -156.6976 ← 278° 122 140 6,125 -1,162 Descending FlightAware ADS-B (PAKN)
    Tue 18:36:59 59.6833 -156.8167 ← 278° 120 138 3,800 -1,223 Descending Anchorage Center
    Tue 18:37:59 59.6833 -156.8667 ← 270° 120 138 2,700 -942 Descending Anchorage Center
    Tue 18:39:00 Diverted (JZZ / PAJZ) @ Tuesday 14:39:00 AKST - 14sm West (283°) FlightAware Estimated
    Tue 18:39:00 59.6833 -156.9333 ← 270° 110 127 1,900 -787 Descending Anchorage Center
    Tue 18:40:48 59.7132 -157.1572 ← 285° Level Estimated
    Tue 18:42:00 Arrival (JZZ / PAJZ) @ Tuesday 14:42:00 AKST

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