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Last updated: 24 September 2021
Datum:Freitag 11 Oktober 1985
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 200
Fluggesellschaft:Mountain Air Cargo
Kennzeichen: N3257
Werknummer: 192
Baujahr: 1969
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 1 / Insassen: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Homer City, PA (   USA)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Flug von:State College-University Park Airport, PA (SCE/KUNV), USA
Flug nach:Pittsburgh International Airport, PA (PIT/KPIT), USA
The Twin Otter collided with rising terrain of about 1250 feet. The wreckage was scattered along a distance of 375 feet.

Probable Cause:

"Altitude - not maintained - pilot in command
Clearance - improper - pilot in command
Low pass - performed - - pilot in command"

» Aviation Letter 242
» NTSB id NYC85FA006


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Distance from State College-University Park Airport, PA to Pittsburgh International Airport, PA as the crow flies is 204 km (127 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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