Narrative: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.
|Date:||Wednesday 19 November 1969|
|C/n / msn:|| 531|
|First flight:|| 1966|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 11 / Occupants: 11|
|Total:||Fatalities: 14 / Occupants: 14 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||17 km (10.6 mls) N of Glenn Falls-Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, NY (GFL) (United States of America)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Albany Airport, NY (ALB/KALB), United States of America|
|Destination airport:||Glenn Falls-Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, NY (GFL/KGFL), United States of America|
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."
Official accident investigation report
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
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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).