NTSB Identification: ANC90LA009.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 39711.
Accident occurred Monday, November 06, 1989 in KENAI, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/05/1990
Aircraft: de Havilland DHC-2, registration: N64276
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE PLT STATED THAT DRG THE INITIAL CLIMB AFTER TAKEOFF, THE ENG BEGAN RUNNING ROUGH. HE STARTED A LEFT TURN TO LAND ON THE RWY; HOWEVER, THE ENG PROGRESSIVELY LOST ALL POWER. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT WAS DAMAGED DRG A NIGHT LANDING ON TREE COVERED TERRAIN & TUNDRA. A TEARDOWN OF THE ENG REVEALED AN ENG BEARING (PN 80486) HAD FAILED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: FAILURE OF THE ENGINE BEARING, WHICH RESULTED IN A SUBSEQUENT TOTAL LOSS OF POWER. CONTRIBUTING FACTORS WERE: DARK NIGHT AND ROUGH/UNEVEN TERRAIN.
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