Accident description
Last updated: 22 August 2014
Status:Final
Date:Tuesday 19 January 1988
Time:19:13
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
Operator:Mountain Air Cargo
Registration: N996SA
C/n / msn: 159
First flight: 1968
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Substantial
Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:1,6 km (1 mls) S of Charlotte-Douglas Airport, NC (CLT) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Erie International Airport, PA (ERI/KERI), United States of America
Destination airport:Charlotte-Douglas Airport, NC (CLT/KCLT), United States of America
Narrative:
Descended below glide path during a runway 36L ILS approach, collided with a tree and struck the ground.

PROBABLE CAUSE:
"IFR procedure .. not followed .. pilot in command
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS:
Weather condition .. below approach/landing minimums"

Sources:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 5/89 (#26)
» NTSB


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Distance from Erie International Airport, PA to Charlotte-Douglas Airport, NC as the crow flies is 761 km (476 miles).

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