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Last updated: 27 November 2021
Estado:
Fecha:miércoles 19 noviembre 1969
Hora:20:20
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild FH-227B
Operador:Mohawk Airlines
Registración: N7811M
Numéro de série: 531
Año de Construcción: 1966
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 3 / Ocupantes: 3
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 11 / Ocupantes: 11
Total:Fatalidades: 14 / Ocupantes: 14
Daños en la Aeronave: Anulado
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:17 km (10.6 milles) N of Glenn Falls-Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, NY (GFL) (   Estados Unidos de América)
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Albany Airport, NY (ALB/KALB), Estados Unidos de América
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Glenn Falls-Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, NY (GFL/KGFL), Estados Unidos de América
Número de Vuelo: 411
Descripción:
Flight 411 had been cleared for a runway 19 VOR approach when it struck trees on the northwest slope of Pilot Knob Mountain, and impacted a rock cliff, after which the aircraft fell 38 feet, becoming lodged between trees. A fire broke out.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain, while conducting an approach, exceeded his clearance limits and, thereafter, flew the aircraft into a severe "lee of the mountain downdraft" at an altitude insufficient for recovery. No evidence was found to explain why this particular approach was attempted."

Accident investigation:
cover
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 9 months
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-70-12
Download report: Final report


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Distance from Albany Airport, NY to Glenn Falls-Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, NY as the crow flies is 67 km (42 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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Fairchild FH-227

  • 78 built
  • 3rd loss
  • 3rd accidente fatal
  • 3rd worst accident (a la hora)
  • 13th worst accident (actualmente)
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