ASN Aircraft accident Howard Super Ventura N3403 Gaylord-Otsego County Airport, MI (GLR)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Sunday 2 March 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic L37 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Howard Super Ventura
Operator:National Steel Corp.
Registration: N3403
MSN: 5249
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gaylord-Otsego County Airport, MI (GLR) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Gaylord-Otsego County Airport, MI (GLR/KGLR), United States of America
Destination airport:?
The pilot lost directional control on takeoff and the aircraft impacted a five foot snow bank on the side of the runway.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - failed to maintain directional control
miscellaneous acts,conditions - sunglare
airports/airways/facilities - airport conditions: other

Runway excursion



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