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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Datum:Mittwoch 18 Juli 2007
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules
Fluggesellschaft:Lynden Air Cargo
Kennzeichen: N401LC
Werknummer: 4606
Baujahr: 1975
Triebwerk: 4 Allison 501-D22A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 4
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:39 km (24.4 Meilen) WNW of McGrath, AK (   USA)
Flugphase: Start (TOF)
Flug von:?
Flug nach:Anchorage-Ted Stevens International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), USA
A Lockheed Hercules transport airplane, N401LC, sustained substantial damage when the tail dragged the ground during takeoff at an airstrip 24 miles west-northwest of McGrath, Alaska.
The pilot reported that during initial climb after takeoff, the airplane's cabin failed to pressurize, and that an inspection of the airplane revealed a tear in the bottom skin of the tail, which compromised the pressure vessel of the airplane's cabin.

Probable Cause:

The pilot's excessive rotation of the airplane during takeoff, which resulted in dragging the tail on the runway and substantial damage.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 134 days (4 months)
Accident number: ANC07LA067
Download report: Final report


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