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Last updated: 27 September 2020
Datum:Samstag 28 September 1968
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic CARV model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair
Fluggesellschaft:Eastern Provincial Airways
Kennzeichen: CF-EPX
Werknummer: 6/7480
Baujahr: 1944
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 5
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 33
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 38
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:nahe Twin Falls, NL (   Kanada)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer außerplanmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Goose Bay Airport, NL (YYR/CYYR), Kanada
Flug nach:Twin Falls, NL, Kanada
The pilot, who had limited experience on Carvair aircraft, possibly wanted to touch down as early as possible on the short runway. The main wheels however struck the top of an embankment about 8 feet from the runway threshold. The pilot overshoot and had to feather the no. 2 prop immediately, because the engine was not developing power. The aircraft circled for a while and then touched down on its nosegear. The plane settled on the left wing and swung off the runway.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot's distraction with the landing hazard led him to attempt a touchdown dangerously close to the runway threshold. The pilot was assigned to perform a landing on a marginal landing area."


photo of Aviation-Traders-ATL-98-Carvair-CF-EPX
accident date: 28-09-1968
type: Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair
registration: CF-EPX
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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