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Last updated: 26 March 2019
Datum:Freitag 5 Mai 2017
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic SH33 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Shorts 330-200
Fluggesellschaft:Air Cargo Carriers
Kennzeichen: N334AC
Werknummer: SH.3029
Baujahr: 1979-05-31 (38 years)
Anzahl Zyklen der Zelle:36738
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-45R
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 2 / Insassen: 2
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:Charleston-Yeager Airport, WV (CRW) (   USA)
Flugphase: Landung (LDG)
Flug von:Louisville International Airport, KY (SDF/KSDF), USA
Flug nach:Charleston-Yeager Airport, WV (CRW/KCRW), USA
A Shorts 330 cargo plane was destroyed in an accident while landing at Charleston-Yeager Airport, West Virginia, USA. Both crew members suffered fatal injuries.
The aircraft originated from Louisville International Airport, Kentucky at 05:41 hours. The flight was cleared to land on runway 05 Charleston-Yeager Airport.
and crashed while attempting to land on runway 05 at Charleston-Yeager Airport at 06:53.
An airport spokesman reported that the aircraft touched down hard, after which it went off the left side of the runway. The NTSB reported that the aircraft touched down 340 feet past the runway threshold. The airplane then continued on a 40 degree angle relative to the runway heading over an area of grass. The left hand wing and left hand main gear separated, after which the aircraft fell down a wooded ravine.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: DCA17FA109


METAR Weather report:
10:30 UTC / 06:30 local time:
KCRW 051030Z 17004KT 10SM FEW001 OVC005 14/13 A2940 RMK AO2 VLY FG T01390133 $

10:54 UTC / 06:54 local time:
KCRW 051054Z 23003KT 10SM FEW001 OVC005 14/13 A2941 RMK AO2 SLP952 VLY FG T01440133

10:59 UTC / 06:59 local time:
KCRW 051059Z COR 00000KT 10SM FEW001 OVC005 14/13 A2940 RMK AO2 VLY FG T01440133


photo of Shorts 330-200 N334AC
photo of Shorts 330-200 N334AC
photo of Shorts 330-200 N334AC
photo of Shorts 330-200 N334AC
photo of Shorts 330-200 N334AC
photo of Shorts 330-200 N334AC
photo of Shorts 330-200 N334AC
photo of Shorts 330-200 N334AC
photo of Shorts 330-200 G-BGNA
G-BGNA became G-BTJR, SE-IVX, VH-LSI and N334AC
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Aircraft history
date registration operator remarks
31 May 1979 G-BGNA Shorts first flight
27 Sep 1979 G-BGNA Loganair registered
29 April 1983 G-BGNA Manx Airlines registered
1 Nov. 1983 G-BGNA Air Ecosse registered
19 April 1984 G-BGNA Metropolitan Airways registered
24 Oct 1985 G-BGNA Shorts registered
21 Nov 1985 G-BTJR Shorts re-registered
24 Sep. 1986 SE-IVX Syd-Aero registered
1 July 1988 SE-IVX Avia
12 Sep. 1989 G-BTJR Shorts registered
19 Dec. 1989 VH-LSI Queensland Pacific Airlines bought
25 Oct. 1990 VH-LSI Sunstate Airlines
19 Feb. 1996 VH-LSI Airnorth Central
20 April 1998 N334AC Corporate Air
14 Dec. 1998 N334AC Air Cargo Carriers registered
16 April 2004 N334AC Air Cargo Carriers brake failure during taxi at Kansas City; struck other aircraft

This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Louisville International Airport, KY to Charleston-Yeager Airport, WV as the crow flies is 360 km (225 miles).
Accident location: Exact; deduced from official accident report.

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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