GENERAL INFORMATION FOR NTSB REPORT: ANC00LA061
Data Source NTSB AVIATION ACCIDENT/INCIDENT DATABASE
NTSB Report Nbr ANC00LA061
Event Id 20001212X20938
Local Date 05/22/2000
Local Time 805
State AK
Airport Name CORDOVA
Event Type ACCIDENT
Injury Severity NONE
Record Status
Mid Air Collision NO
Event Location ON AIRPORT/AIRSTRIP

WEATHER INFORMATION
Weather Briefing Complete UNKNOWN
Basic Weather Conditions INSTRUMENT METEOROLOGICAL COND
Light Condition DAY
Cloud Condition UNKNOWN
Cloud Height above Ground Level (ft) 0
Ceiling Height above Ground Level (ft) 1200
Cloud Type OVERCAST
Visibility RVR (ft) 0
Visibility RVV (sm) 0
Visibility (sm) 2
Wind Direction (deg) 0
Wind Condition Flag V
Wind Speed (knots) 10
Wind Condition Indicated Unknown

AIRCRAFT INFORMATION
Aircraft 1
Type of Operation PART 135: AIR TAXI & COMMUTER
Registration Number N402ET
Aircraft Make CESSNA
Aircraft Model 402
Aircraft Series C
Aircraft Damage SUBSTANTIAL
Aircraft Fire NONE
Aircraft Explosion NONE
Aircraft Type AIRPLANE
Aircraft Homebuilt UNKNOWN
Phase of Flight UNDEFINED
Aircraft Use UNKNOWN
Category of Operation SCHEDULED
Flight Plan Filed IFR
Domestic/International DOMESTIC
Passenger/Cargo PASSENGER/CARGO
Operator Name ARCTIC CIRCLE AIR SERVICE
Operator Doing Business As
Owner Name ARCTIC AIR GROUP
Number of Seats 2
Number of Engines 2
ELT Installed YES
ELT Operated NO
Departure Airport Id PANC
Departure City ANCHORAGE
Departure State ALASKA
Last Departure Point NO
Destination Local CRASH AT DESTINATION CITY
Destination Airport Id PACV
Destination City
Runway Id 27
Runway Length 7499
Runway Width 150
Air Carrier Operating Certificates YES
Air Carrier Other Operating Certificates UNKNOWN
Rotocraft/Agriculture Operating Certificate UNKNOWN
Cert Max Gross Wgt 7210
Landing Gear RETR

ENGINE INFORMATION

Aircraft 1 - Engine : #1
Engine Manufactuer Continental
Engine Model TSIO-520-VB
Engine Horsepower 325
Engine Thrust HP
Carb/Injection FUEL INJECTED

INJURY INFORMATION
Injury Summary for Aircraft 1
Fatal Serious Minor None
Crew 0 0 0 0
Pass 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 1
Sequence of Events for Aircraft 1
Occurrence #1
IN FLIGHT COLLISION WITH OBJECT
Phase of Operation: LANDING

Events Sequence for Occurrence #1 of Aircraft 1
Event Seq # Event Group Code Subject Modifier Personnel Cause/Factor
1 1 OBJECT BIRD(S) CAUSE
2 2 EVASIVE MANEUVER NOT POSSIBLE PILOT IN COMMAND
3 1 WINDOW, FLIGHT COMPARTMENT WINDOW/WINDSHIELD PENETRATED




AIRCRAFT 1 PRELIMINARY REPORT


On May 22, 2000, at 0805 Alaska daylight time, a Cessna 402C airplane, N402ET, sustained substantial damage when a bird struck the windshield during landing at the Merle K. (Mudhole) Smith airport, Cordova, Alaska. The airplane was being operated as an instrument flight rules (IFR) scheduled flight under Title 14, CFR Part 135, when the accident occurred. The airplane was operated as Flight 106 by Arctic Circle Air Service Inc., Anchorage, Alaska. The airline transport certificated pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed. An IFR flight plan was filed. The flight originated at the Anchorage International Airport, Anchorage, Alaska, at 0704. The director of operations for the operator reported the pilot was carrying only cargo. During the landing approach to Cordova, the airplane was about 50 feet above the ground at 100 knots. The pilot reported the visibility was about two miles in light rain and mist. The pilot saw three Canada geese fly up from the runway area. One of the geese collided with the right windshield, breaking the plastic. The bird remained caught on pieces of the broken windshield. The pilot landed the airplane without any other difficulties. The windshield was penetrated, and required replacement.

AIRCRAFT 1 FINAL REPORT


The airline transport certificated pilot was landing at the conclusion of a cargo flight. The visibility was about 2 miles in light rain and mist. When the airplane was about 50 feet above the ground at 100 knots, the pilot saw three Canada geese fly up from the runway area. One of the geese collided with the right windshield, breaking the plastic. The bird remained caught on pieces of the broken windshield. The pilot landed the airplane without any other difficulties. The windshield was penetrated, and required replacement.

AIRCRAFT 1 CAUSE REPORT


An in-flight collision with a bird.


END REPORT