Date: July 12, 2002
Time: 11:45
Location: Port Alsworth, Alaska
Operator: Air Taxi - Bigfoot Air of Alaska, LLC
Flight #: ?
Route: Lake Hood, AK - Iliamna, AK
AC Type: de Havilland DHC-2
Registration: N3129F
cn / ln: 903
Aboard: 4   (passengers:3  crew:1)
Fatalities: 4   (passengers:3  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The commercial pilot of the float-equipped airplane was transporting passengers to a lodge at a remote lake. When the airplane did not arrive at the lake, a search was initiated, and two days later the wreckage of the airplane was located on the side of a box canyon about the 2,400 foot elevation level. The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from terrain while maneuvering inside a box/blind canyon, resulting in an in-flight collision with terrain. A factor contributing to the accident was the box/blind canyon.

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