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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Date:Sunday 16 October 2005
Type:Silhouette image of generic B190 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 1900D
Operating for:US Airways Express
Leased from:Air Midwest
Registration: N144ZV
MSN: UE-144
First flight: 1995
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Aircraft fate: Repaired
Location:Ogdensburg Airport, NY (OGS) (   United States of America)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Ogdensburg Airport, NY (OGS/KOGS), United States of America
Destination airport:Massena-Richards Field, NY (MSS/KMSS), United States of America
A Beechcraft 1900D, N144ZV was substantially damaged during a takeoff roll at Ogdensburg International Airport (OGS), New York, USA. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight destined to Massena International Airport (MSS), New York.
During the takeoff roll, while the airplane was above 80 knots and below V1, the nosegear struck a coyote. The flightcrew successfully aborted the takeoff; however, the airplane sustained substantial damage as a result of a nosegear collapse and subsequent impact with the runway.

Probable Cause:

A collision with a coyote during the takeoff roll, which resulted in a nosegear collapse and subsequent impact with the runway. A factor was the nighttime condition.

Collision with person or animal on the ground
Runway mishap


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Distance from Ogdensburg Airport, NY to Massena-Richards Field, NY as the crow flies is 56 km (35 miles).

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