Date: September 09, 1998
Time: 10:45
Location: Port Alsworth, Alaska
Operator: Rusts Flying Service Inc.
Flight #: ?
Route: Anchorage, AK - Hoholitna River, AK
AC Type: de Havilland Dash-2 float plane
Registration: N1433Z
cn / ln: 595
Aboard: 5   (passengers:4  crew:1)
Fatalities: 5   (passengers:4  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The plane crashed while attempting to cross a mountain pass, following two other company airplanes in conditions described as five to seven miles visibility, 700 feet ceilings, clouds hanging on the mountainsides, and misty rain. The pilot's failure to maintain adequate airspeed which resulted in an inadvertent stall. Unfamiliarity with the geographic area, the low clouds, his becoming disoriented, and the blind canyon into which he flew. The audible stall warning circuit breaker was found in the pulled (disabled) position.

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