Narrative:Shortly after take-off from runway 10L the crew reported they had the right engine on fire. They tried to return to runway 28L or R. The aircraft crashed right wing low, cartwheeled and burst into flames 0,5mile short of the runway. Weather at the time included 9░C and winds of 110deg/10 knots winds.
|Date:||Monday 9 December 1996|
|Operating for:||Emery Worldwide|
|Leased from:||Desert Air Transport|
|C/n / msn:|| 9173|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Total airframe hrs:||34124|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0|
|Total:||Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2 |
|Airplane damage:|| Destroyed|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Boise Air Terminal (Gowen Field), ID (BOI) ( United States of America)
|Phase:|| Approach (APR)|
|Departure airport:||Boise Air Terminal, ID (BOI/KBOI), United States of America|
|Destination airport:||Salt Lake City International Airport, UT (SLC/KSLC), United States of America|
PROBABLE CAUSE: "A fire within the right engine compartment of undetermined cause and the pilot-in-command's failure to maintain airspeed above the aircraft's minimum control speed. A factor contributing to the accident was the dark night environmental conditions"
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Distance from Boise Air Terminal, ID to Salt Lake City International Airport, UT as the crow flies is 463 km (289 miles).