Wien Consolidated Airlines Flight 55

Wien Consolidated Airlines Flight 55Monday December 2, 1968
Broke up in severe turbulence at 11,500 feet. Failure of the right wing that was weakened by pre-existing fatigue cracks. The turbulence was not forcast and not known to the flight crew. Improper maintenance. Incorrect weather forcast.

Crash Details

DateMonday December 2, 1968
LocationPedro Bay, Alaska
Passengers36
Crew3
Fatalities39
Survivors0
Aircraft TypeFairchild F-27B
OperatorWien Consolidated Airlines
RegistrationN4905
Flight OriginAnchorage
Flight Destination Iliamna
Pedro Bay, Alaska
Wien Consolidated Airlines
Fairchild F-27B
1968