[3], Just after takeoff from Cold Bay Airport, on the Alaska Peninsula for a flight across the northern Pacific Ocean to Seattle, Washington, with 10 passengers, the crew noted an unusual vibration in the aircraft, but were unable to isolate the source.

On 8 June 1983, Reeve Aleutian Airways Flight 8’s propeller separated from the aircraft over Cold Bay, Alaska causing an explosive decompression and loss of control. Error: Please make sure the Twitter account is public.

Since the propeller fell into the sea the cause of the separation … [10] A photograph taken just before the crash showed the airplane inverted and the left elevator trim tab missing.[10][11].

She looked out the window just in time to see the propeller on the No. The propeller tore a gash 8 feet (2.4 m) long in the aircraft's belly, depressurizing the cabin and jamming the flight and engine controls. The captain, 54-year-old James (Jim) Gibson, with 5,700 hours' experience flying Electras, was honored for the successful landing by a meeting with President Ronald Reagan in the White House. The pilot managed to land safely at Anchorage, Alaska. It has continued in this role, as of August 2020 operating as Air Spray 484, dropping retardant on wildfires in Northern California. By joining our free community you will have access to post your aviation topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Since the propeller fell into the sea the cause of the separation … [2][7][8] The weekend’s remaining races at the Reno Air Races were cancelled.

[4][6], The Electra landed safely at Anchorage International Airport, even with the loss of almost all flight controls. The Flight Attendant went into the cockpit to discuss the vibration, which suddenly increased in intensity as she went back into the cabin. [4], Leeward, 74, and his Mustang, The Galloping Ghost, were in fourth place and had just rounded the last pylon when the airplane abruptly pitched up, rolled inverted, then pitched down.[5]. The aircraft hit the tarmac in front of the grandstands in an area containing box seating. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! , and the deadliest aviation-related disaster in the U.S. in two years. Reeve Aleutian Airways Flight 8 was an American domestic flight from Cold Bay, Alaska to Seattle, Washington on June 8, 1983. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. [2] It had flown approximately 33,000 hours in service at the time the accident happened. [3][7] The Air Line Pilots Association also honored Captain Gibson, 39-year-old First Officer Gary Lintner and 45-year-old Flight Engineer Gerald "Moose" Laurin later in 1983 with its Superior Airmanship Award. Subscribe for more... Air Crash Investigation S12E01 Fight for Control Reeve Aleutian Airways Flight 8 The pilot managed to land safely at Anchorage, Alaska. Seven people, including the pilot, died at the crash site; flygc.info – Brand NEW 2012 Air Crash Investigation – Caution to the wind, 2.2 Origin of passengers and crew and types of injuries sustained, 6 Actions of flight crew and flight attendants, 7.1 Repatriation and distribution of bodies, 7.2 Hospitalization and release of survivors, flygc.info – Air Crash Investigation – Reeve Aleutian Airways Flight 8 – Fight For Control, flygc.info – Air Crash Investigation – 2011 Reno Air Race Tragedy, flygc.info – Air Crash Investigation – Four dead in Russian plane crash – Tupolev-204 Vnukovo Airport, flygc.info – Air Crash Investigation – Pilot Steals and Crashes Plane, flygc.info – Air Crash Investigation – Jenni Rivera’s Plane Crash, flygc.info – Air Crash Investigation – Air France Flight 139 – Raid on Entebbe, flygc.info – Air Crash Investigation – Manchester Runway Disaster – British Airtours Flight 28M, flygc.info – Air Crash Investigation – Brazil Plane Crash Captured On CCTV, Free Flight School Review Listing Directory Form, Amazon Flight Training Aids Mobile Devices iPads & Blackberry, flygc.info – Air Crash Investigation – British Airways Flight 149 – Last Flight to Kuwait, flygc.info – Air Crash Investigation – Flight – Denzel Washington flawless as a flawed hero, flygc.info – Air Crash Investigation – I Am Alive: Surviving the Andes Plane Crash, flygc.info – Air Crash Investigation – Nine Minutes, Twenty Seconds – ASA Flight 529, flygc.info – Air Crash Investigation – British Airways Flight 2069 – Hijack, flygc.info – Air Crash Investigation – Multiple Planes Hijacked By Arab Terrorists, flygc.info – Air Crash Investigation – Indian Airlines IC 814 Hijack, flygc.info – Air Crash Investigation – Nepal Plane Crash, flygc.info – Air Crash Investigation – Blaming the Pilot – BEA Flight 548 – Trident Accident – 1972, flygc.info – Air Crash Investigation – Nezar Hindawi turns pregnant girlfriend into human bomb on El Al flight, flygc.info – Air Crash Investigation – Air India Flight 182, flygc.info – Air Crash Investigation – Concorde Disaster – Air France Flight 4590, flygc.info – Air Crash Investigation – Blind Landing – TANS Perú Flight 204, flygc.info – Air Crash Investigation – How Safe Are Our Skies?