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Last updated: 26 May 2017
Datum:Donnerstag 13 März 1986
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic E110 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Embraer EMB-110P1 Bandeirante
Fluggesellschaft:Simmons Airlines
Kennzeichen: N1356P
Werknummer: 110370
Baujahr: 1981
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:16767
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 7
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 9
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:2,4 km (1.5 Meilen) S of Alpena County Regional Airport, MI (APN) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Detroit-Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, MI (DTW/KDTW), USA
Flug nach:Alpena County Regional Airport, MI (APN/KAPN), USA
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 1,5 msl short of the runway and 300 feet left of the extended centreline of runway 01.

Probable Cause:

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."

Accident investigation:
investigating agency: National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) - United States of America
status: Final
number: NTSB/AAR-87-02
released:18 February 1987
duration of investigation: 11 months
download report: Simmons Airlines, Flight 1746, Embraer Bandeirante, EMB-110P1, N1356P Near Alpena, Michigan, March 13, 1986. (NTSB/AAR-87-02)

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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).

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