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Last updated: 21 February 2019
Date:Monday 30 January 1984
Type:Silhouette image of generic SW4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II
Operator:Britt Airways
Registration: N63Z
C/n / msn: TC-240
First flight: 1977
Total airframe hrs:10607
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Aircraft fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) SSW of Terre Haute-Hulman Field, IN (HUF) (   United States of America)
Phase: Initial climb (ICL)
Departure airport:Terre Haute-Hulman Field, IN (HUF/KHUF), United States of America
Destination airport:Evansville-Dress Regional Airport, IN (EVV/KEVV), United States of America
The aircraft entered a steep descent shortly after takeoff from runway 23 and crashed 6300 feet past the runway end and 1800 feet left of the extended centreline.
The pilots were both management Captains (one was the Company's Director of Operations, the other was Chief Pilot of the Galesburg, Illinois base). The one passenger was the Assistant Director of Customer Service for the Britt.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Undetermined".

» NTSB Identification: DCA84AA015


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N63Z was bought by Britt Airways in July 1983
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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 Terre Haute-Hulman Field, IN to Evansville-Dress Regional Airport, IN as the crow flies is 157 km (98 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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