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Accident
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Mittwoch 18 September 1991
Zeit:21:50
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CVLT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Convair CV-580
Fluggesellschaft:Canair Cargo
Kennzeichen: C-FICA
Werknummer: 98
Baujahr: 1953
Betriebsstunden:39323
Triebwerk: 2 Allison 501-D13D
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Belvidere Center, VT (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Frachtflug
Flug von:Moncton-Metropolitan Area Airport, NB (YQM/CYQM), Kanada
Flug nach:Hamilton Airport, ON (YHM/CYHM), Kanada
Unfallbericht:
While cruising at FL160, 50 km NE of Burlington VOR, Boston ARTCC cleared the flight for a 30deg. turn left. The aircraft stabilized and then turned further left. The aircraft broke up and crashed in mountainous terrain. The pilot probably experienced spatial disorientation.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Failure of the first officer (co-pilot) to maintain control of the aircraft after becoming spatially disoriented, and his exceeding the design stress limits of the aircraft. Factors related to the accident were: the lack of two pilots in the cockpit, darkness, and instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) at flight altitude. "

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Adrep Summary 4/94 (#68)
» Scramble Vol.13, nr.05


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photo of Convair CV-580 C-FICA
C-FICA was bought consecutively by Kelowna, de Havilland Canada, Commuter Express and Canair Cargo
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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 Moncton-Metropolitan Area Airport, NB to Hamilton Airport, ON as the crow flies is 1239 km (775 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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