NTSB Identification: ANC62A0048
14 CFR Part 121 Nonscheduled operation of NORTHWEST AIRLINES INC
Aircraft: DOUGLAS DC-7C, registration: N285

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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1-0030  62/10/22   SITKA SOUND,ALAS    DOUGLAS DC-7C       CR-  0  0  7  MILITARY CTR PASSG DOM    AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1252                    N285                PX-  0  0 95                            48, 15772 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            1579 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        OPERATOR - NORTHWEST AIRLINES,INC.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          MCCHORD AFBASE,WASH         ELMENDORF AFB,ALAS
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
           DITCHING                                                 LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           POWERPLANT - ENGINE STRUCTURE: BLOWER,IMPELLER ASSEMBLY
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - RPM-UNCONTROLLABLE-OVERSPEED
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
        PARTIAL POWER LOSS - PARTIAL LOSS OF POWER - 1 ENGINE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON WATER
        REMARKS- UNCONTROLLABLE OVERSPEED OF PROP DUE FAILURE IN BLOWER SECTION OF NR 2 ENG.DITCHED NEAR BIORKA ISL

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