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Last updated: 11 May 2021
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Donnerstag 17 Januar 1963
Zeit:15:53
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild F-27
Fluggesellschaft:West Coast Airlines
Kennzeichen: N2703
Werknummer: 6
Baujahr: 1958
Betriebsstunden:11708
Triebwerk: 2 Rolls-Royce Dart 511
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Great Salt Lake, UT (   USA)
Flugphase: Manövrieren (MNV)
Betriebsart:Ausbildungsflug
Flug von:Salt Lake City Municipal Airport, UT (SLC/KSLC), USA
Flug nach:Salt Lake City Municipal Airport, UT (SLC/KSLC), USA
Flugnummer: 703
Unfallbericht:
The West Coast Airlines Fairchild F-27, N703, crashed into Great Salt Lake, Utah. The aircraft was destroyed by impact and its suffered fatal injuries.
This was a pilot training flight of a company captain for a type rating check in the Fairchild F-27. It was being given by a company check pilot. Upon satisfactory completion, the trainee captain was to be issued an F-27 type rating by an FAA inspector who was aboard to monitor the check.
During a simulated emergency descent the aircraft crashed into the lake.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The crew's lack of vigilance, for undetermined reasons, in not checking the descent before striking the water."

Informationsquelle:
» ICAO Accident Digest No.15 - Volume I, Circular 78-AN/66 (3-7)


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photo of Fairchild-F-27-N2703
accident date: 17-01-1963
type: Fairchild F-27
registration: N2703
 

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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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