Airplane Crash - Hyannis, Massachusetts 06/17/1979

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Hyannis, Massachusetts


Date06/17/1979
Time22:48
LocationHyannis, Massachusetts
OperatorAir New England
Flight #248
RouteNew York, NY - Hyannis, MA
Typede Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
RegistrationN383EX
Cn/In245
Aboard10
Fatalities1
Ground0
SummaryThe plane crashed in a heavily wooded area about 1.5 miles northeast of Barnstable Municipal Airport while on an ILS approach. The failure of the flightcrew to recognize and react in a timely manner to the gross deviation from acceptable approach parameters, resulting in a continuation of the descent well below the decision height during a precision approach without visual contact with the runway environment. Pilot fatigue.

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