Date & Time: Apr 17, 1967 at 1452 LT
Type of aircraft:
Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation
Landing (descent or approach)
Scheduled Revenue Flight
United States of America
Crew on board:
Pax on board:
Captain / Total hours on type:
The approach to Kotzebue-Wien Memorial Airport was completed in whiteout conditions with a very limited visibility. Following a 'normal' approach, the airplane belly landed and slid for few hundred yards before coming to rest. All 32 occupants were evacuated while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
The crew failed to follow the approach check-list and forgot to lower the landing gear, causing the airplane to make a wheels-up landing.