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Last updated: 29 October 2020
Status:Schlussbericht
Datum:Sonntag 23 Februar 1975
Zeit:19:35
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic BN2P model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Britten-Norman BN-2A-20 Islander
Fluggesellschaft:Provincetown-Boston Airline - PBA
Kennzeichen: N90PB
Werknummer: 398
Baujahr: 1974-06-21 (8 months)
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: schwer beschädigt
Konsequenzen: Repaired
Unfallort:Provincetown Airport, MA (PVC) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Boston-Logan International Airport, MA (BOS/KBOS), USA
Flug nach:Provincetown Airport, MA (PVC/KPVC), USA
Unfallbericht:
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

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

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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