Date & Time: Jan 2, 2004 at 1630 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N45008
Flight Type:
Cargo
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Galena-Koyukuk
MSN:
31-8052167
YOM:
1980
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
5283
Captain / Total hours on type:
1400
Aircraft flight hours:
12808
Circumstances:

The flight was made under VFR till arriving at Koyukuk when the visibility was reduced to zero due to snow squall. To maintain visual contact, the pilot reduced his altitude but the twin engine aircraft struck the ground 3 miles southeast of the village. The aircraft was written off and the pilot seriously injured.