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Last updated: 26 September 2020
Date:samedi 28 septembre 1968
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic CARV model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair
Compagnie:Eastern Provincial Airways
Immatriculation: CF-EPX
Numéro de série: 6/7480
Année de Fabrication: 1944
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 5
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 33
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 38
Dégats de l'appareil: Perte Totale
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:près de Twin Falls, NL (   Canada)
Phase de vol: En approche (APR)
Nature:Charter National
Aéroport de départ:Goose Bay Airport, NL (YYR/CYYR), Canada
Aéroport de destination:Twin Falls, NL, Canada
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
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