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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 8718
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Date:11-MAY-1973
Time:18:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C402 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 402B
Owner/operator:Charter Flight
Registration: N2985Q
MSN: 402B-0242
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Greenville, ME -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Concord
Destination airport:Greenville
Narrative:
The crew started the descent to Greenville Airport in poor weather conditions with fog and limited visibility. On final approach, the pilot-in-command passed below the glide and below the MDA fixed at 2,200 feet, probably to establish a visual contact with the ground. While descending to an altitude of 1,400 feet, the twin engine airplane struck trees and crashed in a wooded area located few miles short of runway.

- Cause:
" Improper IFR operation on part of the crew. The following factors were reported:
- High obstructions,
- Low ceiling, fog,
- Descended below MDA at 2,200 feet,
- Hit trees at 1,400 feet,
- Witnesses reported hillside was in fog about halfway up."

Sources:

NTSB


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
29-Mar-2020 02:14 Captain Adam Updated [Cn, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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