Airplane Crash - Pedro Bay, Alaska 12/02/1968

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Pedro Bay, Alaska


Date12/02/1968
Time09:36
LocationPedro Bay, Alaska
OperatorWien Consolidated Airlines
Flight #55
RouteAnchorage - Iliamna
TypeFairchild F-27B
RegistrationN4905
Cn/In0049
Aboard39
Fatalities39
Ground0
SummaryBroke up in severe turbulence at 11,500 feet. Failure of the right wing that was weakened by pre-existing fatigue cracks. The turbulence was not forcast and not known to the flight crew. Improper maintenance. Incorrect weather forcast.

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