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Date:Sunday 22 February 1976
Type:Silhouette image of generic GLF2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman G-1159 Gulfstream II
Operator:Fabergé Inc.
Registration: N397F
MSN: 72
First flight: 1969
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Burlington International Airport, VT (BTV) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Departure airport:Newark International Airport, NJ (EWR/KEWR), United States of America
Destination airport:Burlington International Airport, VT (BTV/KBTV), United States of America
Cartwheeled when the right wing struck the runway on landing. Improper operation of the flight controls.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - improper operation of flight controls
weather - unfavorable wind conditions
weather briefing - briefing received-method unknown
weather forecast - forecast substantially correct



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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 Newark International Airport, NJ to Burlington International Airport, VT as the crow flies is 425 km (266 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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