Narrative:A missed approach procedure was carried out due to bad weather at the destination Alpena. The flight was cleared for another ILS approach at 21:53. The Bandeirante descended crashed in a wooded area 1,5msl short of the runway and 300 feet left of the extended centreline of runway 01.
PROBABLE CAUSE: "The flight crew's continued descent of the airplane below the glide slope and through the published decision height without obtaining visual reference of the runway for undetermined reasons. Contributing to the accident was the inefficient system used to disseminate weather-related information to the crew."
» Aviation Letter 241
Official accident investigation report
Follow-up / safety actions
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Distance from Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI to Alpena County Regional Airport, MI as the crow flies is 317 km (198 miles).