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Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Datum:woensdag 19 november 1969
Tijd:20:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild FH-227B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Mohawk Airlines
Registratie: N7811M
Constructienummer: 531
Bouwjaar: 1966
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 3 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 11 / inzittenden: 11
Totaal:slachtoffers: 14 / inzittenden: 14
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:17 km (10.6 mijl) N of Glenn Falls-Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, NY (GFL) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Nadering (APR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Albany Airport, NY (ALB/KALB), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Glenn Falls-Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, NY (GFL/KGFL), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 411
Beschrijving:
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:
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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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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Albany Airport, NY en Glenn Falls-Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, NY bedraagt 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
  • 3e ongeval
  • 3e dodelijk ongeval
  • 3e zwaarste ongeval (toen het plaatsvond)
  • 13e zwaarste ongeval (op dit moment)
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