Accident Cessna 340 N7691Q, 31 Mar 1973
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 8676
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C340 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 340
Owner/operator:Floair Inc
Registration: N7691Q
MSN: 340-0190
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Gander International Airport, NL -   Canada
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Portland International Airport, Portland, Maine (PWM/KPWN)
Destination airport:Gander Airport, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada (YQX/CYQX)
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
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


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Revision history:

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]
23-Sep-2020 10:15 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn]
18-Sep-2022 05:16 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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