- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: December 14, 2006
Time: 18:32
Location: Near Port Heiden, Alaska
Operator: PenAir
Flight #: ?
Route: Port Heiden - King Salmon
AC Type: Piper PA-32-301 Cherokee
Registration: N8361Q
cn / ln: 32-8106055
Aboard: 2   (passengers:1  crew:1)
Fatalities: 2   (passengers:1  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The charter crashed in hilly terrain about 18 northeast of Port Heiden. The weather at the time of the crash was mostly cloudy with winds gusting to 29 mph and 6 miles visibility. The pilot's failure to maintain control of the airplane during cruise flight, which resulted in an uncontrolled descent, and an in-flight collision with snow-covered terrain. Contributing to the accident were the pilot's spatial disorientation, and dark night conditions.
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