Accident at Yukon/Alaska Border


1999-09-01: The Piper PA28R-200 Arrow, N56877, departed Anchorage, AK (Merrill Field) in VFR weather conditions in the company of another aircraft, a Mooney M20C ( N6401U) for Watson Lake, YT. Their flight planned route was Merrill Field, Gulkana, Burwash, Whitehorse (fuel stop) then to Watson Lake. Both aircraft encountered instrument weather conditions near the Alaska/Yukon border and diverted. The Mooney arrived in Whitehorse the following day after diverting to Northway, however the Piper went missing. The Canadian Armed Forces and the U.S. Military are conducting an air search. There is no ELT signal to assist in the search. OPI - System Safety UPDATE TSB reported that as of this date, the a/c has not been found.


CADORS Number 1999C0702
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Occurred At 1999-08-17 - 23:45
Day or Night?
Fatalities 0
Aerodrome ID
Aerodrome Name
Geographic Location Yukon, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, Yukon/Alaska Border
TSB Occurrence Number
TSB Class of Investigation
AOR Number
Reported By Transportation Safety Board of Canada
Categories Unknown or undetermined,Other

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Aeroplane
 Silhouette image of Aeroplane
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of PIPER
Model PA28R 200
Year Built 1973
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make LYCOMING
Engine Model
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number N56877
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Cruise
Damage Unknown
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Weather - visibility,Missing aircraft

Leave a Comment