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Last updated: 21 October 2021
Datum:Samstag 9 April 1977
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic N262 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Nord 262A-27
Fluggesellschaft:Altair Airlines
Kennzeichen: N7886A
Werknummer: 47
Baujahr: 1968
Triebwerk: 2 Turbomeca Bastan VI-C1
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 0
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 3 / Insassen: 3
Opfer des Zusammenstoßes:Todesopfer: 1
Sachschaden: Zerstört
Konsequenzen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Unfallort:10 km (6.3 Meilen) S of Reading Municipal Airport/Spaatz Field, PA (RDG) (   USA)
Flugphase: Annäherung (APR)
Flug von:Philadelphia International Airport, PA (PHL/KPHL), USA
Flug nach:Reading Municipal Airport/Spaatz Field, PA (RDG/KRDG), USA
The Nord collided with a Cessna 195 aircraft (N4377N) at 4500 feet, 54 seconds after being cleared for a left downwind approach to runway 31. The Cessna was enroute from Lincoln Park, NJ to York, PA when the upper right wingtip was struck by a propeller from the Nord.

Probable Cause:

pilot in command - failed to see and avoid other aircraft
personnel - miscellaneous-personnel: pilot of other aircraft



photo of Nord-262A-27-OY-BKR
accident date: 09-04-1977
type: Nord 262A-27
registration: OY-BKR

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 Philadelphia International Airport, PA to Reading Municipal Airport/Spaatz Field, PA as the crow flies is 83 km (52 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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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