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Accident description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
Status:Final
Date:Sunday 2 March 1969
Time:17:07
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
C/n / msn: 5249
First flight: 1943
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gaylord-Otsego County Airport, MI (GLR) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Gaylord-Otsego County Airport, MI (GLR/KGLR), United States of America
Destination airport:?
Narrative:
The pilot lost directional control on takeoff and the aircraft impacted a five foot snow bank on the side of the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
pilot in command - failed to maintain directional control
FACTOR(S)
miscellaneous acts,conditions - sunglare
airports/airways/facilities - airport conditions: other

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» NTSB


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