Kodiak Airways

Kodiak Airways Sunday December 24, 1961
Crashed shortly after initial lift-off while making a water takeoff from Old Harbor. Improperly executed takeoff which resulted in an inadvertent descent into the water. This produced a high-speed low-angle porpoising from which the pilot was unable to recover.

Crash Details

DateSunday December 24, 1961
LocationOld Harbor, Kodiak Island, Alaska
Passengers4
Crew1
Fatalities1
Survivors4
Aircraft TypeGrumman G-21A Goose
OperatorKodiak Airways
RegistrationN1503V
Flight OriginOld Harbor
Flight Destination Kaguyak
Old Harbor, Kodiak Island, Alaska
Kodiak Airways
Grumman G-21A Goose
1961