Evangel 4500

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#008 - N4508L - Airworthiness Certificate issued August 13, 1974

-Janurary 30, 1975 - Type Certificate AI7CE for the Evangel 4500 transfered from "Evangel Aircraft Corporation" to "Evangel Mission"-

July 7, 1977 aircraft sold by Evangel Mission to Bob Harris Flying Service of Dillingham, Alaska

Feburary 27, 1978 flying under Yute Air Alaska crashed in Merrill Pass Alaska, controlled flight into terrain (three killed)

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Current location - Still on Merrill Pass with some parts removed years ago for #001. Photos below courtesy of Alaska Photography

Alaska Photography

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NTSB Identification: ANC78FA023
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of YUTE AIR ALASK
Event occurred Monday, February 27, 1978 in MERRILL PASS, AK
Aircraft: EVANGEL 4500, registration: N4508L

 

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2116  78/2/27    MERRILL PASS,AK     EVANGEL 4500        CR-  1  0  0  COMMERCIAL                AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1325                    N4508L              PX-  2  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG            35, 5500 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            1203 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          DILLINGHAM,AK               ANCHORAGE,AK                 STONY RIVER,AK
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: UNCONTROLLED                IN FLIGHT: UNCONTROLLED DESCENT
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           PILOT IN COMMAND - CONTINUED VFR FLIGHT INTO ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - SPATIAL DISORIENTATION
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - LOW CEILING
           WEATHER - RAIN
        WEATHER BRIEFING - SELF-HELP,PILOT CHECKED WEATHER DATA
        MISSING AIRCRAFT - LATER RECOVERED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  0
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          ZERO                                                     RAIN
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
          UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED                                     IFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR
         FIRE AFTER IMPACT
        REMARKS- WX CONDITION IN PASS RPRTD BY PIREP.RECOVERY DATE 2/28/78.