ASN Aircraft accident Shorts 330-200 N26288 Middletown, PA
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Status:Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Date:Friday 28 October 1983
Type:Silhouette image of generic SH33 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts 330-200
Operator:Pennsylvania Airlines
Registration: N26288
MSN: SH.3074
First flight:
Total airframe hrs:3005
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-45A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 27
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 30
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Middletown, PA (   United States of America)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Harrisburg International Airport, PA (MDT/KMDT), United States of America
Destination airport:Washington-National Airport, DC (DCA/KDCA), United States of America
A passenger opened the right hand rear door and jumped out at an altitude of 3500 feet.

Accident investigation:

Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Accident number: NYC84LA015
Download report: Summary report

» NTSB/AAB-87/02


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Distance from Harrisburg International Airport, PA to Washington-National Airport, DC as the crow flies is 150 km (94 miles).

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