Narrative:Impacted the terrain 500 meters south of the airport while preparing for a refueling stop en route Grand Rapids, MI - Shannon. There were fairly severe snow squalls around the time of the accident.
CAUSES AND CONTRIBUTING FACTORS: "Shortly after crossing the runway threshold, the aircraft began moving to the left of the runway. The motion probably was undetected by the pilot until the aircraft touched down off the left side of the runway surface. The pilot did not maintain the proper aircraft attitude during an attempted missed approach, and the aircraft struck the terrain. "
» TSB Report Number A96A0207
Official accident investigation report
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display the exact flight path.
Distance from Grand Rapids-Kent County International Airport, MI to Stephenville Airport, NF as the crow flies is 2159 km (1349 miles).