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Last updated: 29 May 2020
Status:Final
Date:Sunday 23 February 1975
Time:19:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-20 Islander
Operator:Provincetown-Boston Airline - PBA
Registration: N90PB
C/n / msn: 398
First flight: 1974-06-21 (8 months)
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Provincetown Airport, MA (PVC) (   United States of America)
Phase: ()
Nature:
Departure airport:Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS), United States of America
Destination airport:Provincetown Airport, MA (PVC/KPVC), United States of America
Narrative:
A Britten-Norman BN-2A-20 Islander crashed at the Provincetown Airport, Massachusetts, USA. The pilot was executing a visual approach to runway 7. Visibility was 3 miles because of patchy ground fog, and the airport's lead-in light system had been turned on. The pilot stated that he became disoriented about 1,500 feet from the runway threshold and the aircraft collided with the ground.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE:
pilot in command - spatial disorientation
FACTORS:
weather - fog
airports/airways/facilities - airport facilities: approach lighting

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Boston-Logan International Airport, MA to Provincetown Airport, MA as the crow flies is 72 km (45 miles).

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