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Last updated: 17 September 2021
Fecha:miércoles 27 septiembre 1989
Hora:09:53 MST
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Vista Liner 300
Operador:Grand Canyon Airlines
Registración: N75GC
Numéro de série: 439
Año de Construcción: 1974
Horas Totales de la Célula:11180
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 2 / Ocupantes: 2
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 8 / Ocupantes: 19
Total:Fatalidades: 10 / Ocupantes: 21
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:Grand Canyon-National Park Airport, AZ (GCN) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Elevación del lugar del accidente: 2014 m (6608 feet) amsl
Fase: Aterrizaje (LDG)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico No Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Grand Canyon-National Park Airport, AZ (GCN/KGCN), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Grand Canyon-National Park Airport, AZ (GCN/KGCN), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 5
The aircraft took off from Grand Canyon at around 09:00 for the second tour flight that day. After the tour, Canyon flight 5 was cleared for a runway 21 approach. The plane travelled down the runway about 5 feet in the air for about 1000 feet before it bounced on landing. The aircraft travelled 1000 feet and touched down on the right wingtip, crushing the aileron/flap hinge up into the wing. Full power was applied for a go-around. Control was lost as the aircraft attained an extreme nose-up attitude and the aircraft crashed into trees.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Improper pilot techniques and crew coordination during the landing attempt, bounce, and attempted go-around."

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-91-01
Download report: Final report

» NTSB/AAR-91/01
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photo of DHC-6-Vista-Liner-300-N75GC
accident date: 27-09-1989
type: de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Vista Liner 300
registration: N75GC


This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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