ASN Aircraft accident de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200 N996SA Charlotte-Douglas Airport, NC (CLT)
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Tuesday 19 January 1988
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
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
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft 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)
Departure airport:Erie International Airport, PA (ERI/KERI), United States of America
Destination airport:Charlotte-Douglas Airport, NC (CLT/KCLT), United States of America
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
Weather condition .. below approach/landing minimums"

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 3 months
Accident number: ATL88LA083
Download report: Summary report

» ICAO Adrep Summary 5/89 (#26)


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

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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