Date: January 20, 1949
Time: 20:05
Location: Homer, Alaska
Operator: Alaska Airlines
Flight #: 8
Route: Homer - Anchorage
AC Type: Douglas DC-3C
Registration: N91006
cn / ln: 20208
Aboard: 6   (passengers:3  crew:3)
Fatalities: 5   (passengers:3  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The aircraft departed Homer at night under VFR conditions contrary to company and federal regulations, strayed off course and struck a 3,000 ft. mountain, 27 miles northeast of Homer. The action of the pilot in proceeding off the designated airway at an altitude insufficient to clear the terrain.

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