Tuesday, August 03, 2021

Republic RC-3 Seabee, N82283: Accident occurred August 02, 2021 in Talkeetna, Alaska

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

Aircraft lost power and made an emergency landing on a highway. 

Date: 02-AUG-21
Time: 02:20:00Z
Regis#: N82283
Aircraft Make: REPUBLIC
Aircraft Model: RC3
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: EN ROUTE (ENR)
Operation: 91

B Detachment
Location: Mile 95 Parks Hwy
Type: Aircraft Collision/ Emergency Landing

Dispatch Text:

On 08/01/21 at approximately 1820 hours, AST dispatch received a call in regards to an aircraft that had to make an emergency landing on the Parks Hwy near mile 95. Upon Troopers arrival there was a single-engine Seabee aircraft that was in the ditch on the northbound side of the highway. The pilot reported losing power and had to make an emergency landing. During the emergency landing the pilot struck an overhead power line. Talkeetna FD responded and secured the downed power lines. The aircraft was moved to prevent any further incidents. The FAA will conduct a full investigation. 

Posted on 8/1/2021 7:18:04 PM by DPS\smromprey

A Republic RC-3 Seabee aircraft made an emergency landing on the Parks Highway near Talkeetna on Sunday evening, according to Alaska State Troopers.

The pilot was the only person in the plane and wasn’t hurt, according to a troopers spokesperson.

Troopers in an online dispatch said they got a call around 6:20 p.m. about a plane that landed on the highway near Mile 95. Troopers arrived to find the plane in the ditch on the north side of the highway.

The pilot said they lost power and had to make an emergency landing, troopers said. The plane struck an overhead power line on the way down.

Responders from Talkeetna Fire Department secured the downed lines and the plane was moved out of the way. Traffic was not blocked during the incident.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident, according to the agency’s Alaska chief, Clint Johnson.

The Seabee is an amphibious aircraft first produced during World War II and described as a “chubby little seaplane” tough enough to operate from both dirt air strips and rough water by Air and Space Magazine.

There aren’t many in Alaska, Johnson said.

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