Transnorthern DC3S at Anchorage on Dec 8th 2021, engine failure and gear up landing

Last Update: December 9, 2021 / 08:42:57 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 8, 2021

Classification
Accident

Aircraft Registration
N28TN

Aircraft Type
DOUGLAS LC-117

ICAO Type Designator
DC3S

Airport ICAO Code
PANC

A Transnorthern Aviation Douglas DC-3 (C-117 Skytrain), registration N28TN performing freight flight TNV-123 from Anchorage,AK to Kodiak,AK (USA) with 2 crew, was in the initial climb out of Anchorage's runway 07L when the crew declared emergency due to the failure of the right hand engine (R-1820), initially requested to return to runway 07L requesting left turns only but in the turn decided to divert to Anchorage's Merill Field, located 4nm to the northeast of Anchorage's International Airport. After reaching a maximum altitude of about 900 feet the aircraft performed a gear up landing on Merill's runway 07 keeping the left wing up (and engine operating) as long as possible. The crew was able to bring the aircraft to a stop on the runway. There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage.

The NTSB reported the aircraft experienced a loss of engine power shortly after takeoff and made an emergency landing at Merill with two pilots on board, the aircraft was still gear up when the aircraft touched down on runway 07 at Merril. There were no injuries. An investigation has been opened.

The aircraft was recovered from the runway by a crane, the runway was returned to service about 6:15 hours after landing.



Related NOTAM:
!MRI 12/096 MRI RWY 07/25 CLSD 2112082058-2112092058

Metars:
PANC 082153Z 07004KT 10SM OVC055 M07/M12 A2946 RMK AO2 SLP979 T10721122=
PANC 082053Z 09004KT 10SM BKN080 M09/M15 A2946 RMK AO2 SLP978 T10891150 58014=
PANC 081953Z 08005KT 10SM BKN090 M10/M14 A2948 RMK AO2 SLP984 T11001139=
PANC 081853Z 00000KT 10SM SCT095 M12/M15 A2949 RMK AO2 SLP990 T11171150=
PANC 081753Z 00000KT 10SM FEW200 M12/M14 A2950 RMK AO2 SLP992 4/010 I1000 I6000 T11221144 11072 21133 56017=
PANC 081653Z 09003KT 10SM CLR M12/M15 A2951 RMK AO2 SLP996 T11171150=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Dec 8, 2021

Classification
Accident

Aircraft Registration
N28TN

Aircraft Type
DOUGLAS LC-117

ICAO Type Designator
DC3S

Airport ICAO Code
PANC

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