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Last updated: 18 January 2022
Fecha:miércoles 18 julio 2007
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic C130 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules
Operador:Lynden Air Cargo
Registración: N401LC
Numéro de série: 4606
Año de Construcción: 1975
Horas Totales de la Célula:43658
Motores: 4 Allison 501-D22A
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 0
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 4
Daños en la Aeronave: Considerable
Consecuencias: Repaired
Ubicación:39 km (24.4 milles) WNW of McGrath, AK (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Despegue (TOF)
Aeropuerto de Salida:?
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Anchorage-Ted Stevens International Airport, AK (ANC/PANC), Estados Unidos de América
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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