Airplane Crash - Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada 02/11/1978

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada


Date02/11/1978
Time12:55
LocationCranbrook, British Columbia, Canada
OperatorPacifiWestern Airlines
Flight #314
RouteCalgary - Cranbrook
TypeBoeing B-737-275
RegistrationC-FPWC
Cn/In20142/253
Aboard49
Fatalities42
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft touched down just as the crew noticed a snow plow on the runway. A go-around was initiated but the thrust reverses did not stow away properly because hydraulipower was automatically cut off at lift-off. The aircraft missed the plow, overran the runway, crashed and burned. Estimated time of arrival given by Calgary ATC in error. Crew did not report over its final approach beacon.

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