- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: December 02, 1968
Time: 09:36
Location: Pedro Bay, Alaska
Operator: Wien Consolidated Airlines
Flight #: 55
Route: Anchorage - Iliamna
AC Type: Fairchild F-27B
Registration: N4905
cn / ln: 0049
Aboard: 39   (passengers:36  crew:3)
Fatalities: 39   (passengers:36  crew:3)
Ground: 0
Summary: Broke 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.
Sources

Return to Home Page

Copyright Richard Kebabjian / www.planecrashinfo.com