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Last updated: 15 November 2018
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Datum:Mittwoch 19 November 1969
Zeit:20:20
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic F27 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fairchild FH-227B
Fluggesellschaft:Mohawk Airlines
Kennzeichen: N7811M
Werknummer: 531
Baujahr: 1966
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 11 / Insassen: 11
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 14 / Insassen: 14
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:17 km (10.6 Meilen) N of Glenn Falls-Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, NY (GFL) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Albany Airport, NY (ALB/KALB), USA
Flug nach:Glenn Falls-Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, NY (GFL/KGFL), USA
Flugnummer: 411
Unfallbericht:
Flight 411 had been cleared for a runway 19 VOR approach when it struck trees on the northwest slope of Pilot Knob Mountain, and impacted a rock cliff, after which the aircraft fell 38 feet, becoming lodged between trees. A fire broke out.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The captain, while conducting an approach, exceeded his clearance limits and, thereafter, flew the aircraft into a severe "lee of the mountain downdraft" at an altitude insufficient for recovery. No evidence was found to explain why this particular approach was attempted."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 9 months
Accident number: NTSB/AAR-70-12
Download report: Final report


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Distance from Albany Airport, NY to Glenn Falls-Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, NY as the crow flies is 67 km (42 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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Fairchild FH-227

  • 78 built
  • 3rd loss
  • 3rd Fataler Unfall
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