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Last updated: 5 April 2020
Status:Definitief
Datum:vrijdag 5 mei 2000
Tijd:13:47
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Scenic Airlines
Registratie: N241SA
Constructienummer: 556
Bouwjaar: 1977
Aantal vlieguren:39514
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 2
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 15
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 17
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Monument Valley Airport, UT (GMV) (   Verenigde Staten)
Fase: Start (TOF)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Monument Valley Airport, UT (GMV), Verenigde Staten
Vliegveld van aankomst:Grand Canyon-National Park Airport, AZ (GCN/KGCN), Verenigde Staten
Vluchtnummer: 304
Beschrijving:
A DHC-6-300, N241SA, was substantially damaged when it collided with terrain during takeoff roll at Monument Valley Airport, Utah. There were no injuries to the two pilots and 15 passengers..

Flight 304 was departing runway 34 (4,000 ft. x 75 ft., dirt), en route to Grand Canyon National Park Airport. The aircraft was hit by wind shear from the right and then left. The takeoff was aborted. The aircraft veered left and directional control was lost. The aircraft departed the runway to the left, hit a dirt berm, and came to rest 30 feet and 80 degrees left of runway 34.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The pilot-in-command's failure to maintain directional control. A factor was wind shear."

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Accident number: DEN00FA085
Download report: Summary report

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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Monument Valley Airport, UT en Grand Canyon-National Park Airport, AZ bedraagt 209 km (131 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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