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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 8 November 2005
Time:07:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic E110 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante
Operator:AirNow
Registration: N7801Q
C/n / msn: 110228
First flight: 1979
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1,4 km (0.9 mls) from Manchester Municipal Airport, NH (MHT) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Manchester Municipal Airport, NH (MHT/KMHT), United States of America
Destination airport:Bangor International Airport, ME (BGR/KBGR), United States of America
Flightnumber:3352
Narrative:
The Embraer 110 departed Manchester on a cargo flight to Bangor. Shortly after takeoff the airplane crashed into a Wal-Mart garden center and burst into flames. Wal-Mart is located 1,4 km North of the end of runway 17/35.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot’s misapplication of flight controls following an engine failure. Contributing to the accident was the failure of the sun gear, which resulted in the loss of engine power. Contributing to the sun gear failure were the engine manufacturer’s grandfathering of previously recommended, but less reliable, maintenance standards, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) acceptance of the engine manufacturer’s grandfathering, the operator’s inadequate maintenance practices, and the FAA’s inadequate oversight of the operator."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 11 months
Accident number: NYC06FA027
Download report: Summary report

Sources:
» FAA


Follow-up / safety actions

NTSB issued 4 Safety Recommendations

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Photos

photo of Embraer 110P1 Bandeirante N7801Q
photo of Embraer 110P1 Bandeirante OH-EBB
OH-EBB was sold to Air Creebec as C-FZAU in 1996 and moved on to AirNow as N7801Q in September 2001
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Map
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Manchester Municipal Airport, NH to Bangor International Airport, ME as the crow flies is 293 km (183 miles).
Accident location: Exact; as reported in the official accident report.

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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