Friday, January 03, 2020

Cessna 170B, N4667C: Accident occurred December 31, 2019 near Fairbanks, Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fairbanks

NTSB Identification: ANC20CA011
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 31, 2019 in Fairbanks, AK
Aircraft: Cessna 170, registration: N4667C

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.

Aircraft made an emergency landing for unknown reasons and inverted in swamp.

Date: 01-JAN-20
Time: 06:10:00Z
Regis#: N4667C
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 170
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Operation: 91
State: ALASKA 

Two people were rescued Tuesday night after their plane overturned during an emergency landing near Fairbanks, officials said.

The pilot and passenger were flying to Fairbanks that evening when the Cessna 170 suffered a loss of engine power and made an emergency landing into a frozen bog about 10 nautical miles southwest of Fairbanks, said Clint Johnson, the National Transportation Safety Board’s Alaska chief.

The plane flipped as it landed in deep snow, but Johnson said there were no injuries. An Army Arctic Dustoff crew from Fort Wainwright’s C Company, 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment left before midnight to rescue the stranded pilot and passenger.

The pilot and passenger were “well-prepared for the environmental conditions,” according to a statement from U.S. Army Alaska. They were brought to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.

Information about the plane’s origin and exactly when the crash happened was not immediately available.

Johnson said investigators are looking into what caused the engine to lose power. The plane has significant damage, he said.

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