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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 8745
Last updated: 18 March 2020
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Date:15-DEC-1972
Time:20:06
Type:Silhouette image of generic C411 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 411
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N111DS
C/n / msn: 411-0042
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Winooski, VT -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Burlington Airport,VT
Narrative:
While on an NDB approach to Burlington Airport by night, the pilot descended below the MDA when the twin engine airplane hit tree tops, stalled and crashed in flames in a wooded area located in Winooski, about 1,5 mile short of runway 15. The airplane was destroyed by a post crash fire and all four occupants have been killed.

- Cause:
Improper IFR operation on part of the pilot. The following factors were reported:
- Low ceiling,
- Snow falls,
- High obstructions,
- Visibility below minimums,
- Hit trees approximately one mile from outer marker during a NDB approach.

Sources:

NTSB


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
18-Mar-2020 00:04 Captain Adam Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Narrative]

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