NTSB Identification: ANC85FA112.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27779.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 30, 1985 in KING SALMON, AK
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-3, registration: N168Z
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING AN INSTRUMENT APCH, THE ACFT'S RIGHT ENG LOST POWER. THE PLT MOVED THE RIGHT FUEL SELECTOR TO THE LEFT MAIN TANK & BEGAN EMERGENCY PROCEDURES. SHORTLY AFTER THAT, THE ACFT BROKE OUT OF THE OVERCAST & THE AIRCREW SAW THE ARPT. HOWEVER, THE LEFT ENG ALSO LOST POWER. THE CAPTAIN NOTED THE FUEL PRESSURE WAS DROPPING & ELECTED TO LAND ON TUNDRA BESIDE A ROAD. DURING THE LANDING, THE ACFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. NO FUEL WAS FOUND IN THE ACFT DURING AN EXAM OF THE FUEL SYSTEM. THE CAPTAIN NOTED THAT THE LEFT FUEL CAP WAS MISSING AFTER THE ACCIDENT, BUT HE DID NOT SEE ANY FUEL STAINS ON THE WING.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

FLUID,FUEL..EXHAUSTION


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..SIPHONING

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