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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 8676
Last updated: 13 May 2020
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Date:31-MAR-1973
Time:23:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic C340 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 340
Owner/operator:Floair Inc
Registration: N7691Q
C/n / msn: 340-D190
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Gander International Airport, Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador -   Canada
Phase: Approach
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Portland International Airport, Portland, Maine (PWM/KPWN)
Destination airport:Gander Airport, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada (YQX/CYQX)
Narrative:
Written off (destroyed) March 31, 1973 when crashed on approach to Gander International Airport, Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, near the end of a ferry/positioning flight from Portland International Airport, Portland, Maine. According to the official AAIB report into the accident:

"Collided with trees on approach under visual conditions. Dark night, no visual references available. Up-sloped approach lights. Pilot in command: Improper IFR operations, misjudged distance and altitude"

Aircraft operated by Floair Inc., but owner by the Cessna Aircraft Corporation. Registration N7691Q canceled by the FAA on July 24 1973

Sources:

1. NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=71010&key=0
2; FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=7691Q
3. http://ru.onespotter.com/aircraft/fid/986245/N7691Q


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Feb-2008 12:00 ASN archive Added
12-Mar-2016 20:35 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Phase]
12-Mar-2016 21:02 Dr.John Smith Updated [Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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