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Accident description
Last updated: 21 October 2017
Status:
Date:Thursday 17 January 1963
Time:15:53 MST
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild F-27
Operator:West Coast Airlines
Registration: N2703
C/n / msn: 6
First flight: 1958
Total airframe hrs:11708
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Great Salt Lake, UT (   United States of America)
Phase: Maneuvering (MNV)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Salt Lake City Municipal Airport, UT (SLC/KSLC), United States of America
Destination airport:Salt Lake City Municipal Airport, UT (SLC/KSLC), United States of America
Flightnumber: 703
Narrative:
Crashed into Great Salt Lake when conducting a simulated emergency descent during a training flight.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The crew's lack of vigilance, for undetermined reasons, in not checking the descent before striking the water."

Sources:
» ICAO Accident Digest No.15 - Volume I, Circular 78-AN/66 (3-7)


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