Airplane Crash - Yakutat, Alaska 09/12/1977

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Yakutat, Alaska


Date09/12/1977
Time00:12
LocationYakutat, Alaska
OperatorSafe Air Cargo
RouteYakutat - Anchorage
TypeDouglas DC-7BF
RegistrationN6314J
Cn/In45359/868
Aboard4
Fatalities4
Ground0
SummaryThe cargo plane did not gain altitude after taking off and crashed into trees 2.5 miles from the runway. The aircraft was overloaded and lost an engine on takeoff.

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