Airplane Crash - Near Gambell, Alaska 08/30/1975

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Near Gambell, Alaska


Date08/30/1975
Time13:57
LocationNear Gambell, Alaska
OperatorWien Air Alaska
Flight #99
RouteNome - Gambell
TypeFairchild F-27B
RegistrationN4904
Cn/In21
Aboard32
Fatalities10
Ground0
SummaryAfter several landing attempts, the aircraft crashed into Sevuokuk Mountain, in fog, while attempting to land at Gambell Airport. The flightcrew's failure to adhere to prescribed company instrument approach procedures while attempting to land in adverse weather conditions.

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